A 32-year-old Twin Cities man was indicted in federal court this week on charges of illegally possessing a firearm.
Chris Welch was caught on March 27 in possession of a Ruger .22 caliber pistol, according to an indictment filed in federal court on Wednesday. Because of past convictions for crimes ranging from robbery to drug possession, Welch is legally barred from carrying weapons, authorities said.
The indictment yields little information about the investigation that resulted in his arrest. Welch, who isn’t yet represented by a lawyer, is expected to make his initial court appearance on Friday afternoon.