Wanted man charged with rape, kidnapping in Rowan Co.

- Rowan County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man wanted for first degree kidnap and rape involving a 16-year-old, according to authorities.

Deputies with the Davie Co. Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in their county in attempt to find 21-year-old John Jackson Jr.,

When deputies arrived Jackson tried to run but was quickly arrested and returned to Rowan Co., according to authorities.

Deputies said the incident happened early in the morning on Sunday, July 24. The 16-year-old victim reported the incident to Rowan Co. officials on the same day.

The victim and suspect know each other, according to authorities.

Jackson received a $100,000 secured bond, and remains in the Rowan County Detention Center. Jackson had been on the Sheriff’s Most Wanted List for the past week.

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