Man sentenced in Grand Rapids standoff

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***CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Cooper was free on time served based on inaccurate information from a court official. We regret this error which has since been corrected.***

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who threatened a baby during a standoff in Grand Rapids earlier this year was sentenced Thursday.

Chancy Cooper was sentenced to 4.5 years to a decade in prison for assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, and received credit for the 135 days he already served in jail for the charge of assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer.

Cooper pleaded guilty to both charges in July. As part of the plea deal, domestic violence and malicious destruction of personal property charges were dismissed.

On April 30, Cooper’s girlfriend, who told News 8 he was abusive, called his parole officer to report he was violating a restraining order by being at her southeast side house. She said that when police showed up, Cooper refused to leave the home and threatened to kill the baby and himself.

The Grand Rapids Police Department says he also broke out all the windows and damaged the walls.

Police surrounded the house and after a couple of hours coaxed Cooper out. He handed over the baby, who wasn’t hurt.

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