Man gets probation, jail time for firing gun

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 year was sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days in jail Monday.

Tyler W. Earl, 24, entered a no contest plea Monday to the charges and was found guilty by Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Judge Mark Repp, according to court documents.

Earl was one of two men charged following an incident Nov. 7 in which a gun was shot 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.

The charges against McMeen were dismissed in March after the prosecutor asked they be dismissed with permission to refile at a future date.

According to the prosecutor’s motion, the state was unable to introduce evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt McMeen was guilty.