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A convicted felon from South Los Angeles is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to a federal firearms charge alleging he illegally possessed several firearms and more than a 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

Anthony Butterfield, 36, has agreed to enter his plea in Los Angeles federal court to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

On Jan. 7, Los Angeles police responded to a call reporting an assault with a deadly weapon at 3748 Inglewood Blvd., according to the federal criminal complaint.

Butterfield allegedly was verbally threatening a neighbor while pacing back and forth with an axe in front of his residence. He then allegedly brandished a rifle, according to the complaint.

Butterfield was arrested, and police executed a search warrant, which led to the seizure of two AR-type pistols, one 9 mm pistol, one suppressor, two body armor plates, narcotics laced with fentanyl and a cache of assorted magazines and ammunition from his Los Angeles home, the complaint states.

Butterfield was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition due to four previous felony convictions. According to the federal complaint, in September 2008, he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon. In December 2013, he was convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession or sale of a controlled substance. In February 2014, he was also convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, prosecutors said.

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