Man Accused of Shooting At Police Sentenced To Behavioral Healthcare Center

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A Marietta man accused of shooting at police has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

William Ransom was found to be mentally ill and sentenced to eleven years at the Athens Behavioral Healthcare Center.

Prosecutor Kevin Rings says Ransom committed attempted murder of a police officer.

However, through a statement of facts, Ransom was found to not understand what he was doing.

Ransom barricaded himself in his home with a shotgun December 12, 2013, but not before firing shots at police.

Bullet holes could be found in his home and at his neighbors.

The standoff lasted several hours before authorities could safely talk him out of the house.

This article contributed by WTAP Television in Parkersburg.