Parker City - The owner of a gun shop is under arrest after federal officers raided his business.
Over 75 agents and support staff with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed a search warrant and confiscated what appear to be thousands of guns from Ludco Gun Shop. Agents could be seen loading the weapons into boxes onto a truck.
Police arrested Ludco's owner, Charles Frederick Ludington. Ludco customers, who know Ludington as "Fred," say he's well-known and respected in the community.
US attorney Joe Hogsett and the ATF announced a press conference for 1:30 pm Tuesday to discuss what prompted the operation.
Court records on the case are sealed.
LATER: The Muncie Star Press reports:
Ludco Gun Shop owner Fred Ludington was arrested this morning on federal charges.
Ludington was charged with selling firearms to felons and non-Indiana residents.