MINNEAPOLIS – Recently in federal court, a 31-year-old St. Paul felon was indicted for possessing a .38-caliber, semi-automatic pistol. On July 16, 2012, Jose Antonio Caban was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Yesterday, Caban was arrested and made his initial appearance in federal court.
The indictment alleges that on June 6, 2012, Caban possessed a gun. Because he is a felon, Caban is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms at any time. He was previously convicted in Ramsey County in 2011 for terroristic threats.
If convicted, Caban faces a potential maximum penalty of ten years in prison. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by the St. Paul Police Department and the United States ATF. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Newberry.
Note, this case is part of PSN, a comprehensive, strategic approach to reducing gun crime in America. PSN, launched by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2001, encourages cooperative, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement and crime prevention efforts