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Spokane man gets nearly 6 years in federal prison after attempted robbery on CdA Reservation

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

A 21-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to attempted robbery charges on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation.

Sylvester Trevon Tuggles Jr. pleaded guilty to a single count of attempted armed robbery in July, according to court records.

Tuggles admitted to following an enrolled member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians from a Walmart in Spokane Valley to the man’s home in Plummer, Idaho, in January 2019. Tuggles and another man, Isaiah James Harrington, used a handgun in an attempt to steal cash, according to court records.

Two other defendants in the case have already been sentenced. Harrington, 20, received a 41-month sentence, and McKenna Marie Buss, 22, was sentenced to nine months of home confinement for their roles in the scheme, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Idaho.

Tuggles was sentenced Monday in a federal courtroom in Coeur d’Alene.

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