Fugitive back in US after 24 years on the run

Sep 29, 2015 1:45 PM by Debbie Cobb

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The latest on the capture of an Oregon fugitive who fled kidnapping and torture charges 25 years ago (all times local):

10:20 a.m.

A man accused of kidnapping and torturing two women near Portland, Oregon, is back in the United States after nearly 25 years on the run.

Paul Erven Jackson was arrested Monday by Mexican immigration authorities at a hotel in downtown Guadalajara, Mexico. Deputy U.S. Marshal Eric Wahlstrom says Jackson has been flown back to the U.S. and was being held at a Los Angeles jail.

Police said Jackson and his older brother kidnapped prostitutes and sexually abused them at a home west of Portland. The brothers were arrested in 1990, but vanished early the following year after their mother bailed them out of jail.

The older brother surrendered in 2006 and is serving a 108-year sentence.

Jackson's case was profiled this summer on CNN's John Walsh's "The Hunt." A tip from that program led authorities to Jackson. He was arrested on his way to work.


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