Fugitive Paul Jackson now in Washington County Jail

Paul Jackson arrested in Mexico on Monday after 25 years on the run

A series of photos of Oregon fugitive Paul Jackson. On the left and right, undated file photos of Jackson. In the center, a recent picture. All photos provided on Sept. 28, 2015 by Hillsboro PD.
A series of photos of Oregon fugitive Paul Jackson. On the left and right, undated file photos of Jackson. In the center, a recent picture. All photos provided on Sept. 28, 2015 by Hillsboro PD.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Paul Jackson, who fled Oregon in 1990 after being indicted for kidnapping and rape, was returned to the Washington County Jail early Friday morning, the sheriff’s department said.

Jackson was arrested Monday in Mexico by Mexican authorities and the U.S. Marshals Service. His extradition was swift. He was taken out of Mexico within a day, arrived in Los Angeles for processing and arrived in Washington County in the early hours of Friday.

He was arrested in Guadalajara by Mexican immigration authorities at a downtown hotel. He told authorities his name was Paul Bennett Hamilton and he’d been living in Mexico for years.

Jackson was indicted for rape and kidnapping on June 30, 1990 but fled before a trial could take place. Investigators believed he and his half-brother, Vance Roberts, held a teen against her will and raped her.

A spokesperson for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office told KOIN 6 News that Jackson will be arraigned at 3 p.m. in Hillsboro.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

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