Man accused of giving false info to buy gun
A Huntingdon County man faces charges for allegedly giving a false statement while trying to buy a gun in Martinsburg.
According to charges filed by state police, William E. Leidy Jr., 42, Shirleysburg, when answering the question: “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance,” answered “no” while attempting to buy a gun at MGM Firearms 1550 Curryville Road, Martinsburg, on Aug. 29.
Leidy was arrested by state police at Huntingdon on Feb. 26, 2018, pleading guilty to a marijuana possession charge in July 2018, according to police.
Leidy was charged with felony materially false written statement and misdemeanor statement under penalty.
Leidy was released on an unsecured $5,000 bond after his arraignment Wednesday afternoon. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 23 before Magisterial District Judge Andrew L. Blattenberger.