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Sentencing postponed for man in Poway standoff

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Sentencing was postponed Wednesday for a Poway man who held deputies at bay with a box cutter and a crossbow after getting into a loud argument with his elderly mother.

Stephen Edward Gainder, 45, pleaded guilty last month to resisting a peace officer and admitted using a deadly weapon.

He is expected to be placed on probation and could do time in local custody, Deputy District Attorney Garrett Randall said.

Judge Eugenia Eyherabide put off the hearing until Nov. 30 so authorities could complete the probation arrangements.

Prosecutor Elizabeth Porterfield said neighbors contacted the sheriff's department about 10 a.m. on Sept. 14.

When deputies arrived at the home in the 14100 block of Tobiasson Road, an agitated Gainder came out to the driveway and threatened the officers with a box cutter, Porterfield said.

Gainder later came out of the home with a crossbow and pointed its arrows at deputies, she said.

Deputies were able to get Gainder's wheelchair-using mother out of the house safely, but the defendant holed up in the residence for nearly four hours and was finally arrested when he went outside again.

Nobody was injured, and the reason for the domestic dispute was unclear, authorities said.

The defendant has a prior conviction for assaulting a deputy about a decade ago, Porterfield said.

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