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Columbia Man Arraigned For Attempted Murder And Other Charges

A 44 year old Columbia man will be back Tuolumne County Superior Court next month for assault with a
deadly weapon on a peace officer and attempted murder charges. Steven Kent Baker is also charged with providing false identification to officers. He was
arraigned today but no pleas were entered.

Sheriff´s deputies inflicted two gunshot wounds after they say Baker went after them in a Yankee Hill Road
driveway with a deadly weapon over the weekend.

Baker was originally being chased by Sonora Police for suspected drunk driving.

His
preliminary hearing is set for June third.