Police: Baton Rouge man wanted for rape arrested for shooting in Alexandria

Police: Baton Rouge man wanted for rape arrested for shooting in Alexandria
Kenneth Johnson (Source: EBRSO)
Kenneth Johnson (Source: EBRSO)

ALEXANDRIA, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man wanted for aggravated rape, false imprisonment, simple battery and theft was arrested this week after a shooting in Alexandria, La.

The shooting happened on May 10, 2015. A man was shot while in the Cabana Trailer Park on North Bolton. The injuries were not life threatening.

During the investigation, police learned the suspect was a fugitive out of Baton Rouge.

The US Marshal Task Force helped the Alexandria Police Department arrest 19-year-old Kenneth Paul Johnson at an Alexandria hotel.

He was charged with attempted second degree murder.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was searching for Johnson. According to the warrant, the incident began with an argument that happened on May 2.

The victim told deputies that she began dating Johnson three weeks prior, but she decided to leave the relationship because he "was extremely possessive." The following day, the victim agreed to meet with Johnson for the return of her cell phone.

She claims he then forced her to get into the passenger seat of her vehicle so he could drive the two of them to a secluded area.

"Once at the location [Johnson] threatened the victim with a revolver and started punching her in the face," the deputy noted in the warrant. "The victim tried to get out of the vehicle, when [Johnson] pulled her back into the vehicle and over the driver's seat."

The victim claims Johnson raped her. She later managed to escape while in the Gardere area, but he chased her and pulled her back to the vehicle.

Johnson allegedly left the woman in St. Gabriel.

Court records show that Johnson has additional warrants for his arrest. There is an active bench warrant related to two counts of simple battery. Officials say he is also a person of interest in an armed robbery case. Detectives believe Johnson is armed and dangerous.

This case is still under investigation.

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