Idaho man admits owning sawed-off shotgun

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Pocatello to possessing a sawed-off shotgun.

Twenty-four-year-old Timothy Scott Murphy of Idaho Falls made the plea Thursday to a charge of possession of an unregistered firearm.

Murphy was indicted May 22 with possessing a 12-guage shotgun that was about 16 inches long. The minimum legal length is 18 inches.

He was taken into custody Feb. 21, 2012, following a four-hour standoff.

Murphy is scheduled to be sentenced June 17 by Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.

Murphy faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.