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St. John Parish wanted for murder turns himself in to authorities

St. John Parish wanted for murder turns himself in to authorities
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POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:30am

UPDATED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:34am

UPDATE: Officials say Demond Baker, 33, turned himself in to authorities. He was booked with Second-Degree Murder, and two additional counts of Contempt of Court. His bond was set at $250,000.

ORIGINAL: St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Demond Baker, 33,  in connection with a homicide that occurred in the early morning hours of April 7.

The murder, which claimed the life of Ralph Thomas, 23, took place in Edgard, a small town near Laplace.

Baker is wanted for Second-Degree Murder.

Baker's last known address is on Quarter Road in Edgard. He is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached. Anyone with knowledge of Baker's whereabouts is encouraged to call local law enforcement: St. John the Baptist Parish Detectives, (985) 359- TIPS; or Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111. 

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