STOCKTON (CBS) — A Northern California Grand Jury has indicted Jeremy Meeks, the “hot convict” whose mugshot went viral because of his Calvin Klein-model good looks.
The indictment charges the 30-year-old felony suspect with possession of a semiautomatic .45 caliber pistol that was transported across state borders in the commission of Grand Theft.
Meeks could face a year in prison. He is currently being held in jail on $1,050,000 bail after Stockton police arrested him on 7 felony charges ranging from “street terrorism” to resisting arrest.
Meeks’ mugshot earned him over 71,000 likes, and 21,000 comments on Facebook, as women all over the cyber-world responded to his baby-blue eyes and chiseled looks. A rumor that Meeks had even been tapped for a modeling career with Blaze Modelz was disputed on Tuesday. A representative from the agency told Gawker that Meeks hasn’t signed a contract.
Meantime, Meeks, a father and husband insists he has reformed. His mother has launched a campaign on GoFundMe.com to raise money for his defense.
After blowing up on Facebook and inspiring hashtags like #FelonCrushFriday, a seemingly modest Meeks told News10.net in Sacramento, “I appreciate that but I just want them to know that this is really not me, like, I’m not some kingpin.”