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Fayette Co. Standoff Ends Peacefully

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CONNELLSVILLE (KDKA) – A domestic dispute, which led to a standoff in Fayette County ended peacefully Monday morning.

According to police, the standoff happened at a home in the 200-block of Oglevee Lane in Connellsville around 11 p.m. Sunday.

The suspect has been identified as Thomas Randall Baker Jr., 39, of Connellsville.

According to the criminal complaint, the incident started as an argument between Baker and his step-daughter. The argument escalated to the point of Baker allegedly holding the girl on the bed by her hair and punching her in the face four to six times.

At that time, Baker’s wife pulled him off her daughter. Baker then allegedly punched her in the face one time. She also suffered a cut on her right wrist at some point during the incident.

The victims were able to safely flee the house. They told police, Baker had a loaded 12-gauge shotgun in his possession and said, “I’m not leaving here without a fight.”

Around 6 a.m. Monday, Baker came out of the house and was taken into custody without incident.

Baker, a state corrections officer, has a previous criminal record, which includes DUI and assault charges.

For this incident, he is being charged with simple assault and harassment and will be arraigned on Monday.

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