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Despite brazen attempt to evade arrest, man wanted for rape is apprehended

1 year 7 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, January 23 2020 Jan 23, 2020 January 23, 2020 10:47 AM January 23, 2020 in Crime
Source: WBRZ
Gregory W. Johnson Jr.

BATON ROUGE - Police say they've caught up with a man who was wanted for third-degree rape and burglary. 

According to an official report, the rape and burglary occurred on Dec. 21, 2019 around 2 a.m. when 36-year-old Gregory Warren Johnson broke into his ex-girlfriend's home via a broken window and sexually assaulted her while she was asleep. 

Police say Johnson has a history of numerous domestic violence charges in addition to a second-degree rape charge.  

According to a police report, nearly a month later, on the morning of Jan. 22, an officer spotted Johnson hiding behind an apartment building at 4150 Mohican-Prescott Crossover Street. 

The officer says he readied his taser and showed it to Johnson as he ordered Johnson to come out and put his hands on a nearby railing.

The report goes on to say Johnson complied at first, but when the officer restrained Johnson's left hand, the 36-year-old suddenly shoved the officer and fled. 

Law enforcement worked quickly to set up a perimeter and even brought in K-9's for a thorough search of the area.

They were able to locate Johnson only less than a mile away, at a home on Delaware Street.  

He was arrested on charges of rape, burglary, battery of a police officer, and resisting an officer before being booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.  

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