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In federal court: Man pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm
The U.S. attorney's office released the following information Monday for defendants who appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr.
Name: Caleb E. Smith
Residence: Cape Girardeau
Charges: Being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Summary: In December 2010, Smith rented a room from a Perryville, Mo., police officer in an apartment building on North Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau. After he moved into the apartment, Smith showed the officer two firearms stored in a gun case in Smith's room. Because of his previous convictions for burglary and stealing, Smith was prohibited from possessing firearms. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives obtained a search warrant for his room and seized two .308-caliber rifles. Smith now faces a maximum punishment of 10 years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing has been set for May 14.