Man who allegedly shot two Canyon Co. sheriff's deputies indicted on federal gun charges
Kyle Alan Batt, 27 of Caldwell, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, according to U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson.
The indictment charges Batt with unlawfully possessing a firearm on Oct. 24. Deputies with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office found Batt hiding with a gun early in the morning on that day just hours after two Canyon County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and injured. The indictment alleges that Batt was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he was previously convicted of a felony crime for possession of a controlled substance in 2004.
"Unlawful possession of a firearm is punishable by up to ten years in prison," said Olson. "Possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number is punishable by up to five years in prison. Both charges are each punishable by up to three years of supervised release and a maximum fine of $250,000. The government is seeking forfeiture of the firearm."