James Metz, 69, was in Preston County court Monday for possession of a firearm by a felon.
Metz left two boys alone in his house earlier this month. One of the boys dropped Metz' gun and it discharged and shot the other.
Metz is a registered sex offender from an incident in 1980 involving a female family member.
Preston County Prosecuting Attorney William Means said probable cause was found. The case will be bound over to the grand jury.
For more information about Metz' arrest and the shooting incident visit our previous story.