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Man on Sheriff’s Most Wanted list captured, charged with rape

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John Lewis Jackson Jr.

John Lewis Jackson Jr.

SALISBURY — A Salisury man on the Rowan Sheriff’s Most Wanted list has been captured and charged in the rape and kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl. He was arrested in Davie County, authorities say.

Members of the Davie County Sheriff’s Office went to a home there Thursday looking to find John Lewis Jackson Jr., 21, for the crimes committed in Rowan County. When deputies arrived, Jackson tried to run, but was quickly arrested.

He has since been returned to Rowan County and remains in the Rowan Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

Rowan officials said the incident occurred July 24 in the very early morning hours at the home of the victim, who reported it to authorities around 11 p.m. the same day. The Sheriff’s Office immediately began investigating.

Officials say the two were known to each other prior to this incident. Jackson had been on the most wanted list for the past week. He is charged with felony second-degree rape and felony first-degree kidnapping.

Jackson has a pending Davie County court appearances for the following 2015 charges: misdemeanor assault on a female, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor injury to personal property, misdemeanor injury to real property, felony possession of a controlled substance on a jail premises, as well as a 2016 charge for harboring or aiding certain persons.

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