A man from Spokane was sentenced to more than three years in prison for an attempted robbery on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation.

The convicted man, Isiah J. Harrington, age 19, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene Jan. 17. He pleaded guilty in September to an attempted armed robbery of an area resident, which occurred Jan. 8, 2019.

According to his confession, Harrington was in a vehicle in Spokane Valley, WA, when he began to follow an Idaho resident toward the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. He said that he did so with the intent of robbing them. When the resident arrived at their destination and exited their vehicle, Harrington approached them with a firearm drawn and demanded their money.

However, before he could take any of the man’s belongings, he was interrupted when other residents from a nearby home came out to help the victim. Harrington fled the scene, and was later arrested.

Harrington was sentenced to 41 months in prison for the attempted robbery. Chief U.S. District Judge David Nye also ordered him to serve three years of supervised probation after his release.

The crime was investigated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police, Plummer Police Department and FBI. Because the crime occurred on reservation land, it was prosecuted in a federal court.

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