Man who missed court on rape charge arrested

A Ruston man who failed to appear in court on a rape charge was arrested Sunday on a traffic stop.

At about 6:45 p.m. Sunday evening, a Ruston Police officer stopped a Lincoln Town Car on South Farmerville St. because the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver was identified as Jamal Jackson, 24. A record check indicated Jackson was wanted on a warrant from Third District Court for failing to appear on a charge of third degree rape.

Jackson was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and also issued a citation for no seat belt. 

Bail was set at $30,000.

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