GBI: Warner Robins rape, false imprisonment suspect was indicted in Grinstead case
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Warner Robins Police need your help finding a man wanted for Rape, Aggravated Sodomy, False Imprisonment, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Warner Robins says 34-year-old Bo Dukes is wanted for the incident that occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at a home on the 300 block of Charlestown Way.
Nelly Miles with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the man wanted by Warner Robins police is the same suspect indicted in Tara Grinstead's case in June 2017, accused of helping dispose of her body.
Warner Robins police said Dukes was last seen leaving the home on Charlestown Way in a 2013 White Kia Sorento tag number PFP1116. He was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.
"At this time, officers believe Dukes brought two women to his home under threat of physical violence and with a firearm in hand committed the offenses listed above," police say.
Dukes has made suicidal threats, police add. He’s known to drink heavily and has a history of cocaine use.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Det. Del Giorno at 478.302.5380 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
Dukes has spent time in prison on a case unrelated to Grinstead's.
He pleaded guilty to stealing from the Army in 2013 and was released from prison on October 16, 2015. However, his sentence included three years probation through October 15, 2018.
In the meantime, Dukes was arrested in March 2017 in connection to Grinstead's 2005 murder. He's charged out of Ben Hill and Wilcox counties with:
- Concealing a Death of Another (two counts)
- Tampering with Evidence
- Hindering the Apprehension of a Criminal (two counts)
- Making a False Statement (two counts)
Dukes' second indictment hearing came in Aug. 2017 in Wilcox County. He pleaded not guilty to those charges, as well as the charges out of Ben Hill County in July 2017.
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