Sheridan man arrested in child pornography case

A Sheridan man was arrested Thursday on possession of child pornography charges by agents from the Attorney General’s Office.

Bryan Mitchell Baker, 27, was arrested on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony, the Attorney General’s Office announced in a press release. Baker was being held in the Sheridan Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

Agents with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant Thursday morning at Baker’s residence. Investigators seized a laptop computer and other electronic evidence. The evidence will be analyzed at the Cyber Crimes Unit Forensic Lab in Little Rock.

Special Agent Chris Cone began investigating Baker in December after suspecting that child pornography was being possessed at his residence.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation and arrest.

The Attorney General’s Office will turn over its completed case file to Seventh Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Shirron.