William C. Hoffman, Jr.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Jury selection began Monday for the trial of a man accused in a police standoff in downtown Lawrenceburg.
William C. Hoffman, Jr. allegedly fired gunshots at officers during a June 7, 2012 standoff that lasted for six hours at a home at 121 E. Williams Street. Hoffman was wounded by an officer’s bullet from return fire and later taken into custody after SWAT officers entered the home he had been barricaded in.
The incident began with a reported domestic disturbance. No officers were hurt in the shootout.
Hoffman, 32, is charged with Attempted Murder (Class A felony), Attempted Aggravated Battery (Class B felony), Attempted Battery with a Deadly Weapon (Class C felony), Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon (Class C felony), and Pointing a Firearm (Class D felony). He has been held in jail at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center since his arrest.
Hoffman’s jury trial is taking place in Dearborn Circuit Court with Judge James D. Humphrey presiding.