Man faces jail for pawning guns

Man faces jail for pawning guns
(Source: KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Sabine Parish man faces up to 10 years in prison for pawning guns he is prohibited from having.

Joseph Seth Rivers, 35, of Converse, also could be fined $250,000 and ordered to serve three years of federal supervised release once he is released from prison, the U.S. attorney's office reports.

Rivers is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24 in U.S. District Court in Shreveport.

He pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In 2009, Rivers was convicted of aggravated assault with a firearm.

And on Aug. 20, 2016, he pawned a .270-caliber Remington Model 700 rifle, a .357-caliber Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolver, a 22LR Ruger Model 10-22 rifle and a 16-gauge Browning Model BPS shotgun.

Rivers had to present his driver's license when he pawned the firearms.

Staffers at the pawn shop in Many gave a copy of it to investigators.

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