- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Superior Court judge has rejected a motion that would have reduced a 20-year sentence for a man sent to prison after pulling a gun on a police officer.

Jaylon Baker, who is now 20, asked for the reduced sentence in June after admitting for the first time that he pointed a gun at the then-Patrolman David Allen, just before Allen shot him in the arm in July, 2010.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1k87nTu ) Superior Court Judge Robert Krause in upholding the sentence, called Baker a hoodlum who had raised the risk of injury and death in the incident exponentially by threatening a police officer.

Baker, who was 16, encountered Allen while on a weekend pass from a center for at-risk boys, where he’d been sent for selling crack cocaine.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com


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