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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Canton police chief faces federal indictment

  • William Hudnall, Canton police chief, has been indicted on charges involving the purchase of a firearm at The Flower Mill & Trading Post. That announcement came Thursday from the U.S. Attorney’s office.


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  • William Hudnall, Canton police chief, has been indicted on charges involving the purchase of a firearm at The Flower Mill & Trading Post. That announcement came Thursday from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
    Hudnall, 48, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of making a false statement to a federal firearms dealer. The indictment alleges that he lied on the Firearms Transaction Record, stating that he was the purchaser when he was actually purchasing it for someone else.
    If convicted, Hudnall could face up to 10 years in prison and/or fines of up to $250,000.
    The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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