MESA, Ariz. — Mesa police have detained the mother and father of a lacking lady and her child for allegedly serving to orchestrate a plot to keep away from sharing custody of the kid.
Police say Roland Jones and his spouse Cassandra have been getting ready to board a aircraft Wednesday morning at Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport. Their vacation spot wasn’t disclosed.
Police have submitted costs to the Maricopa County Lawyer’s Workplace, alleging conspiracy to commit interference by Jones and his spouse.
Their 19-yr-previous daughter Madeline Jones and 1-yr-previous grandson William Jones-Gouchenour have been reported lacking June sixteen by Roland Jones.
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Police consider Roland and Cassandra Jones have been conscious that the daddy of the kid — Jacob Gouchenour, their daughter’s ex-husband — had just lately been granted joint custody and allegedly helped their daughter deny Gouchenour entry to his child boy. Mesa Police say the couple additionally gave “false and deceptive statements” to detectives concerning the disappearance of their daughter and grandson.
Police paperwork say the couple informed police Madeline Jones had left all her private belongings at house and that they believed the kid’s father had one thing to do with the disappearance, however would not present additional particulars. Throughout a later interview, Cassandra Jones allegedly admitted she did not consider Gouchenour was concerned within the disappearance, however stated she thought his household was.
She additionally allegedly advised police she thought her daughter and grandson have been “dragged over a wall” on their property, however had no proof to help the assertion. She allegedly referenced the excessive-profile case of kidnapping sufferer Elizabeth Sensible.
Paperwork obtained by CBS affiliate KPHO say a household pal noticed Madeline earlier than she went lacking taking a look at an internet site referred to as “The way to Disappear,” and that Cassandra requested the pal to dye Madeline’s hair. Madeline allegedly additionally advised household she was planning to take a “trip” with the kid.
The paperwork additionally present Cassandra Jones took out a big sum of money earlier than her daughter and grandson disappeared.
Billie Tarascio, an lawyer for the kid’s father Jacob Gouchenour, advised KPHO “it is extra probably than not they have been making an attempt to run.”
Gouchenour advised the station his youngster lately turned one.
“The previous few months have been a nightmare,” stated Gouchenour. “So it is terrible, I do not know if he is all proper.”
Roland and Cassandra Jones have been reportedly ordered held Thursday on $50,000 bonds.
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