Man arrested after standoff sentenced to 120 days in jail

A Tiffin man arrested after a standoff was sentenced to 120 days in jail Monday morning.

Ray C. Moore, 39, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of charges of drug abuse instruments, a first-degree misdemeanor, and obstruction of official business, a second-degree misdemeanor, during a video hearing in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Judge Mark Repp’s courtroom.

Repp sentenced Moore to 120 days in jail.

Moore, who had a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear following a furlough, called 911 and told dispatchers he knew police had him surrounded and that he wanted to say goodbye to his children, according to court records.

During Monday’s hearing, he said he remembered being at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center for a few days and getting methamphetamine from someone at the hospital.

Moore said his plan was to have police kill him, and he was tired of being tired.

At the time of the 911 call, police did not have him surrounded. They did not know where he was before the call, court records state.

Officers responded to 397 S. Washington St.

Sgt. Jake DeMonte of Tiffin Police Department had said Moore was hiding in a friend’s garage.

According to court records, Moore spoke with a negotiator, and he agreed several times to come out peacefully but didn’t. He told negotiators he had a handgun on his hip in a holster, they state.

Negotiations continued for about four and a half hours.

Officers used two gas munitions, and Moore came to the garage door, climbed under it and was taken into custody, court records state.

DeMonte said Moore had a holster, a bandolier of 22 long rifle rounds and a black axe head that looked like a firearm.

Moore was under the influence of unknown drugs, DeMonte said.