The East Earl Township Police Department charged Jacob M. Plank of Coatesville with Unsworn Falsification to Authorities. It is alleged that on June 11, 2020, Plank attempted to purchase a firearm at The Sportsman's Shop, 1214 Main Street. Plank is alleged to have made false written statements on ATF Form F4473 (Firearms Transaction Record) and Pennsylvania State Police form SP 4-113 Application/Record of Sale. These false statements were discovered during the pre-purchase background check. Plank's firearm purchase was denied.
Plank is presumed INNOCENT.