The arraignment for former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on felony charges stemming from a July hit and run incident, which was to take place on Friday, has been postponed, according to Sherdog:
“The district attorneyâ€™s office is responsible for filing charges and that case is still under investigation based on some new evidence that has been discovered,” said Farrah Emami, spokesperson for the Orange County District Attorneyâ€™s Office.
Emami said Jackson, 30, would be notified of a new court appearance date once charges have been filed. Emami could not provide a timeline as to when the district attorneyâ€™s office, in conjunction with the Costa Mesa police department, would complete its initial investigation.
â€œThere were different incidents that occurred in different jurisdictions. There was Highway Patrol, there was Costa Mesa, there was Newport Beach. Weâ€™re looking at all of this as one potential case,â€ said Emami. â€œThe recommendations of the police are taken into consideration, but it could be more charges or less charges, depending on what the evidence reports.â€
Jackson lost the 205-pound UFC title to Forrest Griffin via unanimous decision at UFC 86 in July.
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