Man denies inducing panic, bond put at $15K

A Tiffin man arrested and charged with inducing panic and discharging a weapon in the city limits following a stand-off with law enforcement early Thursday morning appeared in Tiffin Municipal Court by video Friday morning.

During 24-year-old Seth E. McMeen’s video arraignment, his attorney, John Kahler, submitted a plea of not guilty to the misdemeanor charges.

Kahler also requested McMeen be either released on a recognizance bond or have a bond set at a low amount with 10 percent or surety allowed.

Kahler told Tiffin Municipal Court Judge Mark Repp that McMeen was not a flight risk and that he is employed by a Tiffin company.

“By all accounts, he’s a good guy,” Kahler said of McMeen.

Repp set McMeen’s bond at $15,000.

McMeen was arrested after police received reports of shots being fired from a 200-block South Sandusky Street apartment building early Thursday morning.

Law enforcement responded to the area and were on scene for several hours trying to locate a gunman.

McMeen, who was believed to have fired a gun in the apartment, came out of the apartment building as part of the evacuation process. However, he was believed to have been inside the apartment for several hours during the stand-off.

According to court documents, McMeen is scheduled to appear again Nov. 13 for a pre-trial hearing.