Woman charged with transferring firearm to convicted felon in Hesston shooting

WICHITA, Kansas(KSN) – A criminal charge filed Friday alleges a Kansas woman unlawfully transferred guns to a convicted felon who was killed Thursday in a shootout with police in Hesston.

Sarah T. Hopkins, 28, Newton, is charged with one count of knowingly transferring a firearm to a convicted felon. An affidavit filed in the case alleges Hopkins knew Cedric Ford was a convicted felon who was prohibited from possessing a firearm when she gave him a Zastava Serbia, AK-47 type semi-automatic rifle and a Glock Model 22 40-caliber handgun.Cedric had the guns when he was shot and killed by police Thursday after they were called to a shooting incident at Excel Industries in Hesston.

If convicted, Hopkins faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

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