Second person charged in stand-off

A second person has been charged in connection to Thursday’s stand-off on South Sandusky Street.

Tyler W. Earl, 23, of Fostoria, was served Friday with charges of inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor, and discharging a weapon in the city, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, Detective Chuck Boyer of the Tiffin Police Department said.

Earl’s case was filed Tuesday in Tiffin Municipal Court and he will appear Friday for an arraignment.

Boyer said Earl is believed to be one of two shooters who shot a gun out a window of a 200-block South Sandusky Street apartment building early Thursday morning. He and the other alleged shooter, Seth E. McMeen, 24, of Tiffin, then stayed inside the apartment for several hours while law enforcement tried to locate a gunmen. McMeen was arrested that morning following the stand-off. He faces the same charges as Earl.

Boyer said two other people were inside the apartment at the time of the incident, but all evidence at the scene linked Earl and McMeen as the ones who shot the gun.

Boyer said nothing was struck by bullets and intoxication is believed to be a factor.

Tiffin Police Chief Fred Stevens said Earl was issued a summons to appear in court in lieu of an arrest because of his cooperation with police Thursday.