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Enhanced penalty means up to 50 years for aggravated assault

GILLETTE (WNE) – A man accused of trying to hit a man over the head with a crowbar has been convicted of aggravated assault and battery.

But an additional habitual criminal enhancement means that Brennan Tomas Baker, 30, will spend 10 to 50 years in prison.

It took a jury 34 minutes to convict him of the crime Thursday after a two-day trial in 6th Judicial District Court.

A surveillance video shows that during an altercation in a parking lot on South Douglas Highway on Oct. 11, Baker waited in his car for the victim to leave the coff...