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GBI made an arrest after a body was found off a road in Baxley

Published: May. 6, 2022 at 3:51 PM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 4:34 PM EDT
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BAXLEY, Ga. (WTOC) - The GBI made an arrest Tuesday in a homicide that happened earlier this month in Baxley.

The GBI says 29 year old Ronnie “RJ” May shot and killed Lennal Dasher on May 6th.

Baxley Police discovered Dasher’s body on the side of the road in the area of James Drive later that day.

May is currently held at the Appling County Jail on Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Tampering with Evidence, and firearms charges.

The GBI says the investigation is still ongoing. They say anyone with information could call Baxley Police or the GBI’s Douglas office.

The original story is listed below:

Police in Baxley need your help after they found a man dead on the outskirts of the city.

Friday morning on James Drive off Knight Sawmill Road, a driver came through and spotted a body off the road.

That driver called police and his truck still sat in the road in to the afternoon as police and GBI agents collected evidence and looked for any signs for what could have happened.

Baxley Police identified the victim as 29 year old Lennel Jerimiah Dasher, of Baxley. They say he had what may be a gunshot wound, but they’ll need an autopsy to confirm.

Police say the spot sits in the city limits, but away from anything else other than the sawmill. They also say they don’t see this kind of violent crime often.

Chief Jeffery Taylor said, “I’ve been here August will be two years, and this will be our first.”

They’re now tracking any information about where all Dasher was on Thursday, and with whom.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Baxley Police or the GBI’s Douglas office.

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