Judge convicts man for being felon in possession of firearms

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A federal judge Monday convicted a felon who illegally possessed two firearms in 2016. The ruling followed a bench trial last month in Cedar Rapids.

47-year-old Christopher Davies of Cedar Rapids pleaded guilty in September 2016 to felony forgery and burglary charges. In October 2016, before his sentencing, Davies took two firearms from his mother's home and pawned them for $400. He later tried to retrieve the firearms, but the pawnshop refused when a background check showed Davies' convictions.

Davies faces up to ten years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release following any prison term.

A judge has not yet set a sentencing date. Davies remains in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.