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Police seek suspect in Augusta home invasion, sex assault

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:34 AM
Last updated 7:53 PM
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Police are asking for help in their search for a registered sex offender accused of assaulting a couple during a home invasion Saturday.

Johnny Baker III  SPECIAL
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Johnny Baker III

According to a news release, Johnny Baker III, 38, entered a home about 2:30 a.m. in the Mars Trailer Park, in the 3600 block of Deans Bridge Road, and physically assaulted a man and sexually assaulted a woman. Police said Baker also lives at the park.

Baker is wanted for rape, kidnapping, burglary, aggravated battery and aggravated sodomy.

According to The Augusta Chronicle archives, Baker has a history of criminal activity.

Baker was on parole for a Jefferson County aggravated assault charge from 1994 when he was arrested on a peeping Tom violation at the Augusta Mall in 2004. An incident report stated a police officer’s wife witnessed Baker, an employee at the mall, on this hands and knees looking under a stall in the women’s restroom. A young woman was in the stall at the time.

In 2007, Baker was on probation when he was charged with four counts of child molestation and two counts misdemeanor battery. The indictment alleged Baker fondled and beat two girls, according to previous reports.

He was sentenced to five years in prison on two reduced charges of felony sexual battery. According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Baker’s incarceration ended in April 2012.

Anyone with information on Baker’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1080.

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jmo
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jmo 04/24/13 - 07:39 am
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Maybe......

this time they won't let him out.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 04/24/13 - 07:48 am
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a vicious animal that needs to be put down
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wild dogs who kill and injure are put down. it is okay to kill a baby that is an inconvenience to society. why not kill this inconvenience to society.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/24/13 - 08:27 am
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Maybe he will do us a favor,

And do something for the police to justify use of deadly force. He has proven to be a menace.

my.voice
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my.voice 04/24/13 - 09:42 am
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AC: would be nice to have

AC: would be nice to have some statistics on this fellow. How long was his sentence?.......did he get parole?.............how long has be been out?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 04/24/13 - 10:04 am
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When will the judicial system

When will the judicial system start protecting our rights instead of worrying about the rights criminals. Who was protecting the rights of this woman to NOT be raped when they let this guy walk free again? He was convicted of "sexual battery" in 2008, which was more than likely a plea bargain deal to reduce a rape charge down to sexual battery by some prosecutor too lazy to take him to trial and lock him up for a long time. And they do this stuff knowing guys like this will re-offend.

Violent criminals and sexual predators should get the death penalty first offense. No need to even keep them around for a life sentence....and we don't even give them that. Instead, we give them a few years vacation where they are well fed and have plenty of time to bulk up in the weight room and then turn them loose to do it all over again. If you cannot live in society without hurting other people you need to die on the first offense.

If you want to clean your house you start by taking out the garbage. We need to take this guy out....permanently.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/24/13 - 10:06 am
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@ jmo

You can bet that they will let him out. The Georgia prison system is so overcrowded that it functions more like a catch-and-release program rather than a protection for society.

allhans
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allhans 04/24/13 - 12:44 pm
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Should this guy ever walk

Should this guy ever walk free again then there are big problems with our criminal justice system.

Darby
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Darby 04/25/13 - 12:00 am
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What happened here...

Another home without a handgun??

Need to work on that.

stephykins
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stephykins 04/25/13 - 07:15 am
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Really?

Why is this guy out of prison?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/25/13 - 07:20 am
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The question is........

Can we dig a hole deep enough to bury this?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/25/13 - 07:23 am
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OPEN REQUEST TO THE AC REPORTERS

Could someone dig a little and tell us who the Judges were on the previous convictions?

Just want to make sure come next election I don't vote wrong.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 04/25/13 - 11:41 am
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hey everyone there is one
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hey everyone there is one factor we are overlooking, this is the most important factor and that is the local gov't. the idiots on the commission control the purse strings of the dist atty's office they work off a a budget approved by "tax-em fred" and the 8 fools on the commission. they probably plead the rape charge down based on economics, they hav a limited amount of resources allocated to the office and doing a cost benefit analysis they probably decided it's easier to take a plea send him away for a few years saving the money of murder cases (that were sure to come). i am not defending the dist atty's office's decision to plea down the case but i blame the commission more than the dist atty's office because the closed 401 jail and would rather spend hundreds of millions of dollars on the "mighty TEE Center" when that money could have been used to build a maximum security prison on land the county already owns (the vacant industrial park on mike padgett). so by limiting the funds this forces the dist atty's office, judges and the jails to accept plea deals, hand down lighter sentences, or release prisoner early so not to be sued and forced by a fed court judge to order rats, roaches, and dregs of soceity to be released back on to the law-abiding society to reek havoc. what we need are bigger and more jails/prisons for long tern storage and elimination of the rats, roaches, monkeys, gorillas, and dregs of society.

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