Pleas Entered After 2008 Ammonia Leak

Two men are headed to prison for participating in a failed theft that caused an ammonia leak in Kanawha County. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said 36-year old Jason Hudnall of Malden received a three-and-a-half year sentence and 48-year old John Wesley Tucker of Georges Creek received a one-year sentence in U.S. District Court in Charleston. Goodwin said Tucker, Hudnall and two others attempted to steal anhydrous ammonia from a storage tank at a mine waste water treatment site in 2008. About 500 gallons leaked after they split a theft-prevention valve cover. Hudnall pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to steal anhydrous ammonia and negligent release of anhydrous ammonia into the air. Tucker pleaded guilty in October