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Man sets Las Vegas wedding date, but heads to Hawaii alone

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They were supposed to get married in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve, but the groom-to-be is now thought to be on the island of Maui in Hawaii maybe with another woman.

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According to Investigator Doug Ducklow of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Raymond Jackson, 40, of Eagan, Minn., met the Diamond Bluff woman at Prescott Days in September.

He then moved into her home a couple of days before Thanksgiving. The two then set their Las Vegas wedding date.

But on Dec. 23 Ducklow said Jackson told the woman he had a business meeting in Grand Forks, N. D., and left.

Instead of buying a ticket for Grand Forks, Jackson allegedly used the woman's credit card to buy a one-way ticket to Maui.

That same day the woman discovered the charge on her credit card and contacted Frontier Airlines who informed her of the one-way ticket. She then contacted the sheriff's department.

Jackson allegedly continued to use the credit card and is believed to be in the Lahina area.

"He went to a time-share presentation there on Jan. 6," said Ducklow.

He added Jackson doesn't have any friends or family there.

"I believe he went over there to meet another woman," Ducklow said.

Along with the credit card information and racking up approximately $1,700 in charges, Jackson also allegedly took the woman's laptop computer, her cell phone, a pearl necklace and other items totaling approximately $7,600.

He also allegedly took the woman's diamond engagement ring.

Ducklow said Jackson is six feet, two inches tall and weighs 225 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information about Jackson is asked to contact Ducklow at 715.273.6807.

Brady Bautch is the Internet Publisher for the RiverTown Newspaper Group. Contact him at internet@rivertowns.net

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