Man Sentenced to 115 Years for Shooting at Authorities During Motel Standoff
By: Sheila McCrea - Tuesday, September 28, 2021

ANGOLA, IN - A man convicted of attempting to murder police officers during a standoff at a Fremont motel was sentenced to over 100 years in jail.

Joshua Kelley was sentenced to 115 years Monday in the Steuben Superior Court in relation to his June 14, 2018 standoff with police in Fremont, Indiana.

Authorities were sent to the motel after receiving a 911 call. The call came from a woman who was whispering who was trapped in the hotel room where Kelley was staying.

After arriving at the motel, officers made their way to the room where the call came from. Officers were confronted by Kelley, who had a handgun. One officer said Kelley pointed the gun at his face. The officers then backed away and that’s when Kelley fired on them.

Emergency Response Teams made a perimeter around the motel and called in hostage negotiators who made contact with Kelley.

During the standoff, officers twice fired pepper gas into the room. After several hours, Kelley came out of the room and was taken into custody.


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