LANCASTER – 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 was sentenced after pleading no contest earlier this month to one felony count of elder adult abuse and one misdemeanor count of brandishing a replica gun.
The conviction stems from an overnight standoff in Lancaster that began on May 24.
Just before midnight, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call regarding an armed suicidal man in the 1100 block of Avenue H-7. When deputies arrived, they were confronted by Baker who pointed a replica gun at officers and then at his mother, prosecutors said.
Baker barricaded himself inside the home for more than six hours.
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.
Baker eventually surrendered peacefully around 6:15 a.m. May 25. No one was injured during the standoff, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
In addition to the six-year prison sentence, Baker was served with a 10-year protective order prohibiting him from having contact with his mother.
Baker was previously convicted in 2014 of felony elder abuse against his mother, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
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