JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Columbia man has pleaded guilty to illegal firearms possession Thursday in federal court.

The plea comes after the arrest of Deangelo Wayne Joe Jr., 24, in the 1500 block of Clark Lane on the night of July 11 this year. Police responded to reports of shots fired in the area, and chased Joe into an apartment complex. The formerly convicted felon was found in possession of two firearms, and arrested on outstanding warrants. A sentencing hearing has not been scheduled. Joe could serve up to 10 years in federal prison without parole.