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Man guilty of using child as shield in standoff

January 27, 2012

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— A Reno County jury found a 28-year-old Wichita man guilty of using his sister as a shield during a standoff with police last year.

Deron McCoy Jr. was found guilty Thursday of 12 of the 18 charges. He was arrested after a five-hour standoff on March 22, 2011, a Hutchinson hotel. The standoff began after McCoy's ex-girlfriend came to pick up their child.

Prosecutors say when emergency responders entered the room, McCoy was holding his sister and 7-month-old daughter as human shields. They were not hurt and McCoy eventually surrendered.

The Hutchinson News reports the jury acquitted McCoy of a charge of kidnapping involving his infant daughter but found him guilty of aggravated endangerment of a child.

McCoy's attorney, Alice Osburn, indicated McCoy will appeal.

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