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Felon charged with possession of firearm

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A man who police arrested after a dramatic chase last week now faces a federal charge.

Christopher Kim Leech appeared in U.S. District Court Monday morning after a federal charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon was filed against him on Friday.

Leech, 28, was wanted in connection with a March 15 road rage incident in which police say he fired several rounds at another vehicle while his wife and two young children were with him. A warrant for his arrest on attempted murder was issued in state court.

Police say they received a tip that Leech was at a residence in Ogden. Leech fled from police Thursday and lead officers on a brief chase in Riverdale where police cars boxed him in. Leech was Tasered by an officer when he was seen reaching into his pants.

According to the complaint filed in federal court, police later found a .22-caliber handgun in Leech's right front pocket with a fully loaded 15-round magazine. Another 15-round magazine was also found in an accessory pants pocket.

On Monday, Leech was provided the copy of the charge against him. He faces a maximum of up to 10 years in federal prison. Federal prosecutors pointed out that Leech has a lengthy criminal history, including convictions for assault, riot, theft and possession of stolen property.

Prosecutors say they will seek a grand jury indictment as early as Wednesday and are seeking to have Leech detained pending trial.

A detention hearing has been set for Wednesday.