Mississippi man accused of faking own death arrested in Oklahoma

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PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, Okla. (WCBI) – A Mississippi man on the U-S Marshal’s most wanted list is back in custody after being arrested in Oklahoma.

SOURCE: B.J. HEDGECOCK
SOURCE: B.J. HEDGECOCK

Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Sheriff B.J. Hedgecock said Jacob Blair Scott, 43, was working at a hardware store in the town of Antlers under an alias.

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Investigators said Scott was accused of faking his own suicide in an attempt to avoid jail time for allegedly raping a teenage girl.

In July 2018, Scott was out on bond, but failed to show up for a court hearing when investigators found his abandoned small boat off the coast of Orange Beach, Alabama.

His body was never found and investigators said he withdrew $45,000 before his disappearance.

Sheriff Hedgecock said a tip the sheriff’s office is what led to Scott’s arrest.

Scott was arrested Wednesday night.

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