A 30-year-old Quapaw man lands in the Cherokee County Jail. Jason Upton was arrested in Baxter Springs on Monday. A felony arrest warrant had been issued for him. Upton faces charges of rape and aggravated burglary for an incident last month, near Galena. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office worked with the U-S Marshal's Service to capture Upton.
“We appreciate the tips and cooperation received from the public as well as our law enforcement partners in bringing this suspected dangerous fugitive into custody,” said Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.