Man charged in 2015 police shootout agrees to plea deal

January 30, 2019

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with shooting at police during a 14-hour standoff four years ago has agreed to plead no contest in an agreement with prosecutors.

Timothy Ventry pleaded no contest Tuesday to attempted first-degree assault with a firearm.

The Republican-American reports in exchange the 64-year-old Torrington man is expected to be sentenced to 15 years, suspended after four years behind bars and three years of probation when he returns for a hearing on April 18.

Ventry has been detained while awaiting trial. Prosecutors say Ventry opened fire on police in July 2015 during a 14-hour standoff.

His son blamed the standoff on his father’s medications.

Authorities say Ventry will receive credit for time served while awaiting trial.

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