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Rape suspect turns himself in

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UPDATE: Johnny Lee Baker turned himself in to at the Richmond County Jail Friday morning.  Baker was booked into the jail with rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated battery, kidnapping and burglary.

Investigators say Baker broke in to a home in the Mars Trailer Park last month.

UPDATE: Richmond County investigators need the public's help finding a man wanted for rape. Johnny Lee Baker III is wanted on charges of rape, kidnapping, burglary first degree, aggravated battery and aggravated sodomy.

"The subject broke into someone's home which is where the burglary charge comes from," said Sgt. Monica Belser. "He also sexually assaulted a male victim, that's where the two sexual assault charges come from and he was also charged with sexual battery and aggravated sodomy."

Investigators said it happened on March 20th at the Mars Trailer Park located off of Deans Bridge Road, the same neighborhood Baker lives in.  

"I don't like him personally, he is a menace out here," said a neighbor who identified herself as ‘Pookie.' 

The man who has yet to be caught is a frightening thought for many neighbors.

"It make me feel unsafe," said Pookie.  

Richmond County investigators are anxious to find Baker because they said he has a history of violence and is already listed as a sex offender in Richmond County.

"He is actively listed on the sex registry in Richmond County so we just need to get the subject before we have any other victims," said Sgt. Belser.  

Sgt. Belser offers a bit of advice to the community in an effort to try to prevent any more victims.

"Just check your surroundings before you get in and out of the car," said Sgt. Belser. "When you're home, lock up. Make sure your doors are locked to stay safe and other preventative measures that you would do on a daily basis."

ORIGINAL: The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for Johnny Lee Baker III after a break in and rape at the Mars Trailer Park on Deans Bridge Road.

The incident happened on March 20. Baker is accused of assaulting a male victim and sexually assaulting a female victim.

Baker is wanted for rape, kidnapping, burglary, aggravated battery and aggravated sodomy. Johnny Lee Baker III is currently a registered Sex Offender in Richmond County. If you know where Baker may be, call the Sheriff's Office at 706.821.1080.  Callers may remain anonymous.


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