Man charged in shooting, stand-off pleads not guilty

A Fostoria man charged with inducing panic and discharging a weapon in the city in connection to a stand-off on South Sandusky Street last week has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

An attorney for Tyler W. Earl, 23, filed the not guilty pleas on behalf of Earl Wednesday in Tiffin Municipal Court, a court spokeswoman said.

Earl’s attorney also requested a jury trial, according to court documents.

Earl is one of two men facing the same charges for allegedly shooting a gun out of a window of an apartment building on South Sandusky Street. Earl and the other man, Seth E. McMeen, 24, of Tiffin, then stayed in the apartment for several hours as law enforcement tried to locate a gunman.

McMeen also has pleaded not guilty to the charges and a court trial for him has been scheduled for Dec. 2, according to court documents.