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DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest of Suspected Shreveport Carjacker

photo of Donnie Ray Baker, Jr
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DNA evidence has helped Shreveport police arrest the man who’s believed to have carjacked a woman on Youree Drive last month.  

The evidence was recovered by Crime Scene Investigators and sent to the North Louisiana Crime Lab for analysis.  Today, detectives were notified by the Crime Lab that the DNA evidence was a match for 34-year-old Donnie Ray Baker, Jr.  Detectives secured a warrant for Baker’s arrest and located him late this afternoon at a house in the 1500 block of Clover Street.  He was taken into custody without incident, interviewed by detectives, and then booked into the Shreveport City Jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping and car-jacking.  His bond has been set at $600,000.

This incident occurred late in the afternoon on April 19th.  The woman was leaving a private parking lot in the 4100 block of Youree Drive just before 6:00pm when a man forced his way into her SUV and then sped off while holding her hostage.  During the ordeal, the woman fought with her abductor and finally managed to break free and jump from the SUV when it slowed at the intersection of Youree Drive and Southfield Road.  The carjacker then sped off in her SUV which was later recovered, abandoned, near the Clyde Fant Parkway.  The victim was not seriously injured but was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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