Panic case dismissed

A case charging a Tiffin man with inducing panic and discharging a weapon in city limits has been dismissed.

According to documents from Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court, the case against Seth McMeen, 24, was dismissed last week after Judge Mark Repp granted a request filed by Tiffin City Prosecutor Drew Wood that asked for a dismissal with the ability to refile charges at a future date.

According to the motion, the state would be unable to introduce evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that McMeen is guilty of discharging a weapon in the city limits and inducing panic. Evidence which would prove his guilt would not become available until after the trial of Tyler Earl, 24, of Fostoria, McMeen’s co-defendant, the motion states. That trial is scheduled for May.

McMeen and Earl face the same charges in connection to a stand-off with law enforcement in November in the 200 block of Sandusky Street. Police had responded to that area after gunshots were heard being fired from an apartment building. Police were at the scene for several hours trying to locate a gunman.