LANCASTER – A Lancaster man has been charged after he allegedly pointed what appeared to be a gun at his 83-year-old mother during a standoff with Los Angeles County sheriff deputies, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Kelly Alton Baker, 57, is facing one felony count each of elder or dependent adult abuse and possession of ammunition, and one misdemeanor count of contempt of court, according to Deputy-in-Charge Ronda Brody said.
Baker pleaded not guilty Wednesday and is due back on June 8 in Department A2 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch.
The criminal complaint includes an allegation that Baker was convicted in 2014 of felony elder abuse against his mother.
On Sunday, May 24, deputies responding to a 911 call from a home in the 1100 block of Avenue H-7 said they were confronted by Baker who pointed a replica gun at officers and then his mother, the prosecutor said. The overnight standoff continued into Monday morning before crisis negotiators were able to peacefully defuse the situation.
Police allegedly found ammunition in the home, the prosecutor added. Because of the alleged prior elder abuse conviction, Baker was not allowed to be in his mother’s presence, Brody said.
The prosecutor said bail was set at $105,000.
If convicted as charged, Baker faces more than four years in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster Station.
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