TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette man is sentenced to prison time and probation for threatening to kill a man, firing shots at him, then barricading himself in a garage in a standoff with police.
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said Derek Robbins, 29, pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness committed by shooting a firearm into an inhabited dwelling.
In March, Robbins and Jason Foltz got into a fight at a home on North 19th Street. Foltz told police Robbins left the house and about ten minutes later, Foltz said he saw a muzzle flash from across the alley.
Foltz told police he felt an impact on the lower part of his body, but said he had no shotgun wound other than redness, bruising, and small lacerations.
Harrington said when officers tracked Robbins down, he had barricaded himself in a garage and was armed with two shotguns. After a brief standoff, Robbins was taken into custody where he admitted to firing a shot at Foltz.
Harrington said Robbins was sentenced to two years behind bars and two years of probation.
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