CENTREVILLE — Corey Allen, Centreville's assistant police chief, was served a summons Wednesday to appear in federal court in East St. Louis on Dec. 27 to answer charges.
He will be arraigned in front of Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams.
Allen, 31, was indicted Dec. 8 for allegedly lying to federal agents who questioned him about his possession of a gun that he sold to a convicted felon for $100.
Allen has declined comment. Mayor Marius Jackson said Allen remains on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the case.
Allen is a 10-year veteran police officer. He has worked with both the Alorton and Centreville police departments. He is a former chief of police with the Alorton Police Department.