Drew Faces Weapons Charge

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2008 6:04 PM CDT
Drew Faces Weapons Charge
Drew Peterson, left, is helped into a car by his attorney Joel Brodsky, right, after leaving the Will County Adult Detention Center, Wednesday.    (AP Photo/Jerry Lai)

Drew Peterson is free on bail after surrendering to police today on felony weapons charges, the Chicago Tribune reports. The charges—he owns a rifle with an illegal barrel—are not related to the cases of his missing fourth wife or the suspicious death of his third, but they carry a possible penalty of 5 years in prison.

"Any inconvenience they can cause him, so much the better," said Peterson's attorney. "They might believe it's a tactic to shake him up." (More Drew Peterson stories.)

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