Who is Raymond Bailey? (Ex-boyfriend slaughters former fiancee, her sister and 2 cousins)
Raymond Bailey, 37, was arraigned Wednesday on four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony firearm in the shooting deaths of sisters Laura and Sarah Tanner and their cousins, brothers Forrest and Neil Sampson, Sumpter Township police said.
Raymond Lee Bailey was arraigned today in the 34th District Court on four counts of First Degree Murder and found counts of Felony Firearm. Bail was denied. His next court date is 9/2/20.______________________________________
UPDATE (8/17/20 @ 10:30am):On Sunday, 8/16/2020, at approximately 10:00pm, Raymond Lee Bailey walked into the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and turned himself in. Sumpter Township police, who were already en route to the Bay City area as part of the ongoing investigation, subsequently took him into custody and transported him back to Sumpter Township, where he is currently lodged pending a charge determination by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.We want to acknowledge and thank the local, county, State, and Federal agencies who’ve assisted us in the investigation and apprehension.________________________________________UPDATE (8/16/20 @ 10:20PM):Raymond Lee Bailey has just turned himself into the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. He will be transferred to our custody shortly.________________________________________ORIGINAL RELEASE:On Saturday, August 15, 2020, Sumpter Township Police responded to a quadruple homicide scene at a residence in the 24000 block of Martinsville. Officers found two males and two females, all in their 30’s dead of apparent gunshot wounds. A Crime Scene Response Team from the Michigan State Police Forensic Division was requested and arrived shortly after that to assist.Detectives identified 37-year-old Raymond Lee Bailey, of Sumpter Township, the ex-boyfriend of one of the females, as a suspect and obtained information that he had fled North, possibly heading to the Upper Peninsula. A short time later, detectives were made aware that he had allegedly confessed to the killings to several people via telephone and texts.Detectives were able to begin tracking him as he fled North and located his vehicle abandoned near Bay City. Sumpter Police has worked through the night with authorities in that area to attempt to find him, and a statewide BOL is active. The search is ongoing.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sumpter Township Police Department detective bureau at 734-461-4833, option 4.
Four cousins were shot dead in a house in Sumpter Town, Michigan, on the weekend, and a day later caused a manhunt when the suspect surrendered himself 120 miles away.
Bailey had a previous relationship with Laura Tanner and the two were engaged at the same time. His family members said he was accused of assaulting him at one point last year, but was too afraid to testify and the charges were dropped. According to the Detroit News, a protection order against him expired on May 1.
Sumpter Town Police Chief Eric Luke said that Saturday’s crazy 911 call by one of the victims led officers to Laura Tanner’s home.
“We were sent to that area with the cellular 911 call that two people were discussing,” Luke told Fox2 Detroit. “And we spotted that house and came to the scene.”
Inside, they found the cousins shot. Detectives determined that Bailey was a suspect and started searching for him.
“There was a period of almost 24 hours where we didn’t know what happened to him and where,” Luke said.
Then, on Sunday, Bailey handed himself over to the Bay County Sheriff’s Department more than 100 miles away. Sumpter County police said Bailey confessed to gunfire on family and friends via phone and messages.
The Sumpter County police were already on their way to the Bay City area when they received a phone call from the sheriff’s department. They brought him back to Wayne County, where he is currently held off bail. He is expected at court again on September 2.