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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A federal grand jury indicted a Belleville man last week for unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.

Joseph Capeheart, 28, had a .22 caliber bolt action rifle on May 21. The rifle did not have a serial number. Capeheart was previously convicted in April 2013 for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Capeheart is being held without bail pending an arraignment hearing on August 13.

If convicted, Capeheart faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.