Belleville man indicted on firearm charges
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.