Man pleads guilty to stealing from N. Idaho tribe



BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Washington man who pleaded guilty to stealing from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe faces up to five years in prison at his January sentencing.

Police say 23-year-old Samuel Allman IV of Spokane, Wash., stole money from several cash registers at a tribe-owned store two years ago in Plummer, Idaho.

The case went unsolved until police found a pair of shorts in an alley next to the Benewah Market and DNA testing later determined that the clothing had been worn by Allman. Police say footage from a surveillance video at the store also confirmed Allman had been wearing the shorts during the robbery.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Idaho says he will be sentenced Jan. 10 after pleading guilty Tuesday to a charge of theft from an Indian tribal organization.