Minster man involved in standoff changes plea

Staff Writer

The Minster man involved in a standoff last month reached a negotiated plea agreement Wednesday in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.

James W. Hoskins, 38, pleaded guilty to his original indictment of one count of inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony. Hoskins was released on an own recognizance bond Wednesday, with the conditions that he not consume any alcohol or drugs or be in the presence of or possess any firearms.

According to Auglaize County Prosecutor Ed Pierce, restitutions will be ordered by the judge upon sentencing.

According to Pierce, a sentencing will be set once a pre-sentence investigation is completed. Hoskins could face a maximum of 12 months in prison.

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