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Man gets home detention for firearm charge

Jeffrey R. Baker
Jeffrey R. Baker
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017 01:20 pm

A man was sentenced to six months on home detention for pulling a gun on his ex-girlfriend last September.

Jeffrey R. Baker, 32, of the 4800 block of West Wallen Road, received a two-year sentence for criminal recklessness, of which six months will be executed on home detention, with 1 1/2 years to be served on probation afterward. He also was sentenced to serve six months of a one-year sentence for domestic battery. The terms are to be served concurrently, or at the same time.

Baker pleaded guilty April 7. In exchange for the guilty plea, three counts of pointing a firearm at another person were dismissed at sentencing Tuesday morning in Allen Superior Court.

The incident started when Baker's ex-girlfriend, her brother and friend when to Baker's residence to remove her belongings Sept. 10 when Baker admitted he grabbed a gun and pointed it at the three. The ex-girlfriend told police Baker had been drinking and began "flipping out" and yelling at them before pulling out the handgun, according to a probable-cause affidavit filed in the case. The woman's brother engaged Baker in a fight and held Baker down on the grass outside the residence until police got there.

At the time, Baker told the police he was upset his ex-girlfriend had reconciled with her husband and he had caught them together out of state.

Baker was ordered to pay the victim $1,022 in restitution. He has three days' jail credit.

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