Charlie Tan appeared before a federal judge in Syracuse Saturday afternoon, for the first time since being taken into custody while crossing into the United States from Canada on Friday.
According to his attorney, Tan now lives in Canada and was coming back to the United States for a friend’s wedding when he was arrested. He faces deportation if he is convicted.
Tan was indicted on three counts of weapons-related charges, according to court documents that were unsealed Friday afternoon.
This indictment comes nearly two years after a judge in Monroe County threw out murder charges. Tan was accused of, allegedly killing his father, after a lengthy trial ended in a hung jury.
Tan is expected to appear again at the federal courthouse in Syracuse on Wednesday. He will remain in custody with the U.S. Marshal until his next hearing.