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Protester indicted for bringing gun on college campus

Eric Sheppard (Source: Hillsborough County, FL Sheriff's Office) Eric Sheppard (Source: Hillsborough County, FL Sheriff's Office)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The man accused of bringing a gun onto a university campus has now been indicted by a grand jury.

Eric Sheppard, was indicted on a felony charge of carrying a weapon in a school safety zone.

Prosecutors said Sheppard, who ignited controversy when he was seen on video with others walking on an American flag in an April protest, carried a gun onto the campus of Valdosta State University.

Sheppard was arrested in June and later granted a $25,000 bond from the Lowndes County Jail.

If convicted, he will face a sentence of 2 to 8 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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The indictment was announced October 2, 2015 in Lowndes Superior Court.

Officials previously said they had "unmistakable evidence" that links the found gun to Sheppard.

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