Man Found Guilty of Attempted Mmurder of Police Officers in 2018 Standoff
Friday, August 20, 2021

ANGOLA, IN – A man was found guilty of attempted murder of police officers in a 2018 standoff at a Fremont hotel.

On Thursday, a Steuben County Superior Court jury found 39-year-old Joshua A. Kelley guilty of a number of charges including attempted murder of police officers during a standoff with police in 2018.
The 12-person (7 women and 5 men) jury also found Kelley guilty of several sentencing enhancements, including 3 counts of Using a Firearm Against a Law Enforcement Officer and of being a Habitual Offender.

Over the course of four days, jurors heard testimony from over twenty witnesses from the State. Kelley testified on his own behalf late Wednesday afternoon.

The jury deliberated just under three hours before finding Kelley guilty on all charges. A sentencing hearing has been set for October 7th.

Kelley faces up to 40 years for each Attempted Murder; 12 years for Manufacturing Methamphetamine; 6 years for each Possession of Methamphetamine While in Possession of a Firearm; 2 ½ years for the Pointing a Loaded Firearm and Theft of a Firearm; and 1 year for the Possession of a Handgun without a License.

Kelley also faces up to 20 years each on four additional sentence enhancement convictions.


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