CASPER, Wyo. — A judge sentenced a 22-year-old man to prison Friday for breaking into a Natrona County home and demanding money from a woman at gunpoint last year.
Tylar Jack Baker pleaded guilty in February to committing an aggravated robbery in May.
On Friday, Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking sentenced him to six to eight years behind bars.
The case began May 10 when a sheriff's deputy stopped Baker's Dodge Durango just after responding to a shots-fired call at a home near Casper. Authorities say they found a .45-caliber pistol, a black hat, a bandanna and a black hooded jacket in the vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit.
A woman at the home where the shot was fired told authorities that she was sleeping on a couch near the front door when a loud bang woke her. She said a man was standing in the doorway holding a pistol. He demanded money and she told him she didn't have any, authorities say.
At that point, the man fired the gun, which was pointed at the floor. No injuries were reported.
The woman could not identify the culprit, but she said he was wearing a black hooded jacket and had a bandanna around his face.
Investigators recovered a .45-caliber bullet casing next to a recliner by the home's front door, according to court documents.
Baker entered his guilty plea to the charge on Feb. 14 — the day a trial was slated to begin. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dismissed a felony charge of aggravated burglary.