Man arrested in incident involving Baker runaway teens

A 21-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of giving two runaway girls from Baker synthetic marijuana to smoke last month was arrested and booked with a count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, among other counts.

Jacques M. “Mond” Johnson, 4402 Clayton St. was booked Friday by the Baton Rouge Police Department with cruelty to juveniles, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and being a fugitive, according to East Baton Rouge Parish jail records.

A warrant from the Baker Police Department says the 13-year-old and 14-year-old victims were reported missing on Dec. 12.

The mother of one of the girls told police she received a text message from an unknown cellphone asking for help because the texter had been abducted and raped, according to the warrant.

It appeared the message was coming from one of the victims.

One of the victims was found and told police she made up the story about being abducted because she had been smoking tobacco and synthetic marijuana.

Later, police found the other victim at a home at 5650 Jackson St. in Baton Rouge.

The victims told police they were smoking synthetic marijuana twice a day that Johnson provided to them.