Two Hannibal men in Marion County Jail after woman allegedly was kidnapped, forced to attempt robbery


Brian Blackstun, left, and Sean Anderson | Photos courtesy of Hannibal Police Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Two Hannibal men are in the Marion County Jail on $100,000 bond after a early Friday morning incident.

Sean M. Anderson, 29, and Brian L. Blackstun were together in a vehicle in the 2800 block of James Road on Friday, July 29 when Anderson saw two women he knew — one of whom 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 where Anderson, armed with a handgun, threatened their lives. One woman agreed to give him property and drugs in exchange for being released. The woman then was 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, but the firearm malfunctioned. Anderson, Blackstun and the woman fled the area.

The two women came to the Hannibal Police Department on Saturday, July 30. Anderson and Blackstun were taken into custody within five hours of the report being made. A firearm was recovered from Blackstun.

On Sunday, July 31st, the 10th Circuit Court of Marion County issued warrants Sunday, July 31 for Anderson and Blackstun. 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.

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