Former Intermountain Gas CEO sentenced to prison on gun charge

BOISE, ID - Kenneth Frank Morehouse, 59, the former CEO of Intermountain Gas in Boise, was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a gun.

Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge also ordered Morehouse to pay a $5,500 fine, and imposed three years of supervised release to follow his period of incarceration. 
 
On June 21st of this year, Morehouse pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm during a February incident in which Ada County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 6200 block of West Long Beach Lane by Morehouse’s estranged wife -- who feared her husband was suicidal.

Deputies found Morehouse holding a gun -– in fact, prosecutors said he pointed his gun at deputies in a possible “suicide by cop” attempt. One deputy shot Morehouse to temporarily disable him, boout of fear for the officer’s own safety and that of Morehouse and his wife, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

Morehouse was prohibited from possessing a gun due to a 2015 conviction in Ada County for a prior misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.  
 

 

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