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Suspect in Custody After Stand Off with Sheriff's Department

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A former Hobart Police Officer and Porter County Animal Control Officer is in custody at last check after an incident Wednesday night. The Porter County Sheriff's office reports they responded to the 13-hundred block of Gilleevan Drive for a welfare check on a suicidal man with a weapon, who allegedly fired a shotgun out the back door as officers approached the residence.  Authorities report during the negotiations, the suspect, Eric Mosher, made death threats toward the negotiator. Officials say after finally agreeing to come out of the residence, Mosher reportedly became non-compliant with officers, and he was shot with non-lethal rounds until he complied. Mosher was taken to Porter Regional Hospital for treatment, and later to the Porter County Jail, charged with intimidation, and criminal recklessness, both felony charges, and a misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement.
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