Rashond Wesley Baker (Source: Chatham County District Attorney's Office)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
A man was found
guilty Thursday of armed robbery, carjacking and several other charges in
connection with a carjacking last year and chase with police.
A jury found Rashond
Wesley Baker, 20, guilty of armed robbery, aggravated assault with the intent to
rob, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, hijacking a motor vehicle and
four counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, according
to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.
A Gulfstream employee
was by warming up his car before work at about 7 a.m. Jan. 9, 2012, in front of his home on West Bolton Street when Baker walked up to him with a
gun and told him he was going to take his car.
The victim called 911.
A few minutes later, police spotted Baker driving the stolen 2002 BMW near
Louisville Road and Stiles Avenue and tried to initiate a traffic stop, but
Baker sped off, according to the district attorney's office. After a short
chase, Baker abandoned the car and ran off. Police chased him and took him into
Baker was arrested
and charged for a similar crime in Fayetteville, NC, in 2010, and that case had
not yet gone to trial, according to the district attorney's office.
scheduled for Sept. 25 before Chatham County Superior Court Judge James F. Bass.
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