Photo by Alexander Nguyen
Photo by Alexander Nguyen

A 57-year-old Lancaster man was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for pointing a replica gun at his 83-year-old mother during a standoff with sheriff’s deputies.

Kelly Alton Baker pleaded no contest earlier this month to one felony count of elder adult abuse and one misdemeanor count of brandishing a replica gun.

Baker also pointed the replica at sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call from his home on Avenue H-7 near 10th Street West just before midnight May 24.

Deputies said Baker was outside threatening suicide and then barricaded himself inside the home for more than six-and-a-half hours before surrendering peacefully to authorities.

At one point, Baker came out of the house with his mother and she managed to get away, a sheriff’s lieutenant said. Baker went back inside and crisis negotiators and a special weapons team were called to the scene.

No one was injured during the stand-off, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

— City News Service 

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