- Associated Press - Saturday, December 10, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - A woman must spend three months on house arrest and two years on probation for helping her son obtain guns he used in a shootout with a SWAT team.

The Bellingham Herald reports (https://goo.gl/V31gnS ) 66-year-old Jeanne Tinker-Smith of Deming was found guilty in September of aiding and abetting a felon, her son Cecil Tinker-Smith, in the possession of a firearm.

He had been convicted of possessing a half-pound of marijuana in 2006, making it illegal for him to have guns.

Federal prosecutors say his mother accompanied him on gun stores trips and on the day of the November 2014 standoff, she bought a Glock handgun.

Deputies say a standoff ensued after he had been firing a weapon at his home in an intimidating way.

Prosecutors say Cecil Tinker-Smith fired at a tactical team who entered the home. He died after they returned fire.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald, https://www.bellinghamherald.com

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