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Friday July 19th, 2019 7:49PM

Baldwin police charge man in May 17 home invasion

By Rob Moore Reporter
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BALDWIN — Baldwin Police Chief Charles Webb announced Sunday afternoon the arrest of the man responsible for Thursday morning’s home invasion in the city.

Johnny Xaysombath, also known as Johnny Bravo, is charged with first-degree home invasion, first-degree burglary, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to Webb.

Warrants for those charges were served about 10:15 a.m. Sunday by Baldwin officers, Cornelia officers, and Habersham County sheriff’s deputies, at 450 Camp Creek Circle, Cornelia. Webb said the arrest was made without incident.

“At the time of the initial incident Thursday and the understandable frantic condition of the victim, we were not able to get a very good description of the offender or the incident,” a statement from Webb reads. “A couple of follow-up interviews were conducted with witnesses on Thursday afternoon, by Baldwin Officer Ryan Thomas and, on Saturday, by Baldwin Sgt. Ryan Provost. As a result of these interviews, we were able to gather enough additional information from the witnesses to identify Mr. Xaysombath’s intended target at the time of the home invasion.”

After Provost developed new information, warrants were obtained for Xaysombath on Saturday.

“Baldwin Police Department would like to thank Cornelia Police Department and the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office for all their assistance in this case, as well as the citizens of Baldwin for the help they provided us and the victim,” Webb’s statement reads.

Xaysombath has a Mt. Airy address.

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