Wednesday, August 16, 2000
Steamboat Springs Hands and feet in shackles, Missouri rape suspect Brian Dewayne Jackson left the Routt County Jail early Thursday morning to begin a trip back to his home state where he faces a variety of felony charges.
A television camera filming for the show "America's Most Wanted" captured Jackson's departure from the jail at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. In May, he was featured on the national show, which profiles fugitives, why they are wanted by the law, and sometimes their capture. A synopsis of Jackson's story and his alleged crimes is on the America's Most Wanted Web site at www.amw.com.
Jackson was caught on the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass after a 10-hour manhunt Aug. 8. He had apparently been camping in the forest on the pass for a couple of weeks or more. Tipped to Jackson's whereabouts, FBI agents enlisted the aid of local authorities to capture him. Prior to being found, Jackson slashed his left wrist in an apparent suicide attempt.
Jackson is wanted in connection with the kidnapping and rape at knifepoint of a neighbor woman in rural Missouri in September 1999. Another man, reportedly Jackson's brother, has confessed to his part in the crime.