HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – A Hutchinson man has pleaded no contest to charges resulting from a standoff with law enforcement officers last August.
Joseph Roman entered the plea Tuesday to 15 counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon. Another charge against Roman’s father was dropped as part of the plea agreement.
The Hutchinson News reports the standoff began after Roman argued with his father and went into a garage. Roman pointed a shotgun at officers when they arrived and then closed the garage door.
During a four-hour standoff, Roman shot a hole through the garage door and fired at officers again. Officers returned fire, hitting Roman in the hand, prompting him to surrender.
Sentencing was scheduled for Feb. 26.