LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The man arrested on Thursday in connection with an allegedshooting had been out of prison for less than three weeks beforethe incident.
A spokesman for the Indiana Department of Corrections said50-year old Ronald Lampitok was relased from prison August 22.
Lampitok had been serving time for a 2001 conviction oncarjacking and robbery charges. A jury found Lampitok guilty of thetwo felony charges. A judge sentenced Lampitok to 18 years in theDepartment of Corrections, but he was released early because ofgood time credit.
On Thursday, Lampitok was arrested after police received reportsof shots being fired by a man on a moped near the intersection of16th and Perdue.
Witnesses helped police track the alleged shooter to a residenceat 1511 Grove Street. Police blocked off the streets and set upstations surrounding this address. A negotiator was broughtin to persuade Lampitok to leave the house.
After a brief negotiation, Lampitok was persuaded to leave thebuilding. He exited the building with one hand in the air and theother using a cell phone.
Lampitok was booked into the Tippecanoe County jail onpreliminary charges of possession of a firearm, criminalrecklessness with a deadly weapon, and attempted voluntarymanslaughter, but he was released Thursday night after posting$100,000 bond.
The Tippecanoe County prosecutor's office is reviewing theinformation to determine what charges should be formally filed inthe case.
It's been nearly a month since a tornado damaged Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School, giving faculty the task of helping students transition to their new surroundings.
There were several two hour delays for area schools Thursday morning. As of Thursday evening, there are none for Friday morning.
Donations are being accepted to help around 300 seniors receive a holiday gift.