STOCKTON, Cal.—A convicted felon, who gained national attention after his mugshot went viral, made a brief court appearance on Tuesday.
Jeremy Meeks was arrested on felony weapon charges in June. His mugshot received thousands of likes on the Stockton Police Facebook page.
Meeks has ties to the Pacific Northwest. Records show he attended school in Medical Lake as a child.
The state of California agreed to let federal authorities take over the prosecution of Meeks' case during his Tuesday court appearance.