Suspect in Evansville Standoff will not Face Prison Time

Published 04/30 2014 04:59PM

Updated 04/30 2014 05:02PM

John Cannon (Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office)
John Cannon (Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office)
An Evansville man who prompted a four-hour police standoff last year is sentenced today, and it doesn't include prison time.

John Cannon is sentenced to eight years electronic home detention and about seven months probation.

The standoff started when he beat his ex-girlfriend with a baseball bat and held her and her baby against their will. Police also found an AR 15 rifle with multiple rounds of ammunition in the home.

Cannon will start his sentence on Friday.

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