A man who allegedly fired shots at another person in Lafayette …
Updated: Friday, 11 Sep 2009, 12:01 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 11 Sep 2009, 11:57 AM EDT
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The man arrested on Thursday in connection with an alleged shooting had been out of prison for less than three weeks before the incident.
A spokesman for the Indiana Department of Corrections said 50-year old Ronald Lampitok was relased from prison August 22.
Lampitok had been serving time for a 2001 conviction on carjacking and robbery charges. A jury found Lampitok guilty of the two felony charges. A judge sentenced Lampitok to 18 years in the Department of Corrections, but he was released early because of good time credit.
On Thursday, Lampitok was arrested after police received reports of shots being fired by a man on a moped near the intersection of 16th and Perdue.
Witnesses helped police track the alleged shooter to a residence at 1511 Grove Street. Police blocked off the streets and set up stations surrounding this address. A negotiator was brought in to persuade Lampitok to leave the house.
After a brief negotiation, Lampitok was persuaded to leave the building. He exited the building with one hand in the air and the other using a cell phone.
Lampitok was booked into the Tippecanoe County jail on preliminary charges of possession of a firearm, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, and attempted voluntary manslaughter, but he was released Thursday night after posting $100,000 bond.
The Tippecanoe County prosecutor's office is reviewing the
information to determine what charges should be formally filed in