Feast your eyes, for this could be the last you see of “hot convict” Jeremy Meeks for some time.
Meeks, who shot to fame after his mugshot was posted to a police Facebook page in California, had been facing a host of charges, including “street terrorism.”
That one charge could lead to up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, KXTV reports.
It cites San Joaquin County District Attorney spokesman Robert Himelblau as stating federal gun charges lead to longer prison sentences.
What’s more, in the federal legal system, pictures and videos are not permitted.
So, this could be your lot for a while…
Convicted felon Meeks, whose mugshot had at time of press been shared more than 12,000 times and attracted over 100,000 likes, has insisted he is a changed man.
The father-of-two, who served nine years in prison after being convicted of grand theft and was described by Stockton police as “one of the most violent criminals in the… area”, said: “I appreciate that but I really just want them to know that this is really not me, I’m not some kingpin.”
Meanwhile, one woman claiming to be Meeks’s mother has set up a fundraising page with a goal of $25,000.
Along with several pictures of someone who certainly looks like Meeks, is the note: “Please help. My son was taken into custody on his way to work.
“He is a working man with a son. He is being stereotyped due to old tattoos.”