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DNA evidence lands car-jacking suspect in jail

Shreveport Police Department
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:35am

Shreveport Police have arrested Donnie Ray Baker Jr., 34, for car-jacking a woman last month after DNA evidence matched Baker to the crime.

Just before 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013, Shreveport Police officers responded to the intersection of Southfield Road at Youree Drive on calls of an alleged car-jacking.

Upon their arrival at the scene, authorities made contact with the victim who advised while in the 4100 block of Youree Drive, she was accosted by a man who approached her vehicle as she was preparing to exit a private parking lot.

According to the victim, Baker, after asking her to roll down her window, forced his way inside the woman's SUV forcing her to remain captive in the vehicle as he sped off.

During the terrifying ordeal, the victim, amid struggles with the Baker, managed to escape from the car-jacker's grasp and jump from the vehicle as it slowed near the intersection of Southfield Road at Youree Drive.

 Baker, after losing his would be hostage, fled the scene driving the victim's stolen vehicle. The woman, who escaped serious injury was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The victim's vehicle was later located abandoned near Clyde Fant Parkway.

During authorities processing of the respective crime scenes, Crime Scene Investigators recovered DNA evidence that was in turn submitted to the North Louisiana Crime Lab for analysis. Detectives were notified that the DNA evidence recovered from the crime scene had been matched to Baker.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, upon securing a warrant for his arrest, authorities located Baker at a home in the 1500 block of Clover Street and took him into custody without incident.

Following interviews with detectives, Baker was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping and car-jacking.

His bond has been set at $600,000.

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