Sheriff’s Office suspends search for wanted man

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sheriff’s deputies have suspended the search for a man who fled a traffic stop earlier today near the intersection of U.S. 280 and Shelby County 41. The suspect has been identified as Johnathan Earl Baker, 23, from Columbiana. Baker is wanted for probation violation.

Baker

Deputies spotted Baker when he was pulled over for a traffic stop at about 5:30 this afternoon.

He was described as a white male with facial hair, perhaps a goatee, wearing a dark blue T-shirt and blue jeans.

Although deputies have suspended the search for Baker, who fled on foot, residents in the surrounding areas are still encouraged to secure their homes and vehicles.

Any suspicious activity should be reported by calling 911 immediately.