From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:               Monday, August 1, 2022

Phone:            573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:          Lieutenant J.M. Grote


On Sunday, July 31st, the 10th Circuit Court of Marion County issued warrants on Sean M. Anderson, 29, and Brian L. Blackstun, 29 both of Hannibal. Anderson is charged with kidnapping, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Blackstun is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. The charges stem from an incident that began during the early morning hours of Friday, July 29th. Anderson and Blackstun were together in a vehicle in the 2800 block of James Road. Anderson saw two women he knew, one of which he believed stole from one of his family members. He forced the women to get into the vehicle and leave against their will. The women were taken to a remote location. Anderson, armed with a handgun, threatened their lives. One woman agreed to give him property and drugs in exchange for being released. The woman was then told to participate in a robbery of another known acquaintance. They traveled to the 3600 block of McMasters and the woman went to the acquaintance’s room. Anderson and Blackstun were near the room when an altercation ensued. Blackstun attempted to fire a handgun at the direction of the woman and acquaintance however the firearm malfunctioned. Anderson, Blackstun, and the woman fled the area. The two women came to the police department on Saturday, July 30th. Anderson and Blackstun were taken into custody within five hours of the report being made. A firearm was recovered from Blackstun. Both remain in the Marion County Jail. Their bonds were set at $100,000.00 cash only.