Police chief indicted by feds

UPDATE: The Associated Press reported Friday that William Hudnall has resigned as police chief of Canton.


William Hudnall, Police Chief of Canton, Missouri, was indicted on charges involving the purchase of a firearm at The Flower Mill & Trading Post. That announcement came Thursday from the United States Attorney TMs Office.Hudnall, 48, of Canton, 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, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or fines 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 TMs Office.Information provided by the United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Missouri