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Warrants issued for man in attack on person with cerebral palsy

'We will not quit until we find him,' DA says

WEST CHESTER, Pa. - A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man accused of punching a person with cerebral palsy outside a convenience store in Chester County.

Barry Baker is being sought by Chester County's adult probation office for violations of probation/parole, officials said Thursday.

The county's domestic relations department issued an additional warrant for Baker's failure to appear for a domestic relations matter on Thursday.

"The defendant should turn himself in immediately to address these warrants," said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. "We will not quit until we find him."

Baker, 29, of Georgetown, Delaware, was arraigned Monday on charges of simple assault and related offenses for allegedly punching a 22-year-old man with cerebral palsy outside a 7-Eleven store in West Chester on May 10. Baker had also mocked the man as he walked into and out of the store, officials said.

Baker was freed Monday on $25,000 bail.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call West Chester police at 610-696-2700.

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