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Fugitive's former friend wonders why he stole his identity


PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — For more than a year, a man who allegedly faked his own death and fled multiple child sex abuse charges in Mississippi lived in an Oklahoma RV park using the name of a friend.

On Jan. 29, a tip led to the capture of Jacob Blair Scott, 43, of Moss Point. Scott disappeared just days before he was scheduled to enter a plea in an abuse case that, if found guilty, could have meant a life sentence. Authorities said he faked his death in Orange Beach, Alabama, in 2018 and was found this year living in a camper in Antlers, Oklahoma, using the name Lucas Walding.


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