Idaho man gets up to 4 years prison for sheep skull sale

Idaho man gets up to 4 years prison for sheep skull sale

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Idaho man gets up to 4 years prison for sheep skull sale

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 7:26 AM

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- A man with a long criminal history will spend up to four years in prison after he was convicted of selling a bighorn sheep skull without the proper documents.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that 36-year-old Christopher Blair of Spokane was sentenced on Tuesday in 1st District Court in Coeur d'Alene.

Prosecutors say Blair knew he was committing a crime by selling the skull belonging to the wild sheep, one of Idaho's iconic species.

But it's not the first time Blair has gotten into hot water.

He has a prior felony burglary conviction, and misdemeanor convictions for theft, shoplifting, driving while suspended, and two DUIs.

According to Blair's sentence, he'll have to spend at least a year behind bars before he's eligible for release.

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