A Hailey man has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for unlawfully possessing firearms, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho.

Pedro Colis, 24, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Tuesday following an investigation by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Shoshone Police Department.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Colis was driving in Lincoln County on April 14, 2018, when he accidently shot himself in the leg while trying to move firearms from the front of his vehicle to the back.  

While being treated at a local hospital for the gunshot wound, he was interviewed by law enforcement and admitted to being in possession of two handguns. A records check by law enforcement confirmed that Colis was previously convicted in Blaine County of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver in 2013, meaning he was prohibited from possessing firearms.

Following his prison sentence, Colis will be on supervised release for three years.