JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Jacob Scott, the man who faked his own death to avoid rape charges, is back in South Mississippi.
Scott, 42, appeared in federal court Wednesday in Gulfport. That hearing lasted less than 30 minutes, with the judge deciding that the federal charge against him would be dismissed so Scott could face the multiple felony charges filed against him by the State of Mississippi.
Scott is facing several charges related to the sexual assault of a Jackson County teen, including allegations that he impregnated the 14-year-old girl.
Scott was extradited from Oklahoma to Harrison County for his federal court appearance before being brought back to Pascagoula to face the state charges.
Jackson County, with Sheriff Mike Ezell and other investigators led Scott into the Adult Detention Center Wednesday afternoon.
After searching for 18 months for Scott, he was named to the U.S. Marshals Top 15 Most Wanted List. Just hours after marshals announced that list, Scott was found in Oklahoma, where police say he had been living the entire time in a camper and going back the name “Luke."