GBI makes arrest in death investigation

On Tuesday, May 17, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested and charged Ronnie “RJ” May, 29, of Sandersville, with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and tampering with evidence. On Friday, May 6, the Baxley Police Department asked the GBI to conduct a death investigation. 

Preliminary information indicates that May shot and killed Lennal Dasher, 29, of Baxley, on the night of May 6, in the area of James Drive in Baxley. May is currently booked at the Appling County Jail. The GBI Medical Examiner’s Office, in Pooler, will complete an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.