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BARRON, Wis. — Jake Thomas Patterson took away so much of what Jayme Closs loved. Her parents. Her home. Her love for school, dance and hanging out with friends. But there are some things Patterson will never take, the 13-year-old told a judge Friday.
Seven months ago, the roughly 3,400 residents of Barron, Wis., awoke to shocking news.
The Douglas County man who admitted to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs after killing her parents inside their Barron, Wis., home last year is not cooperating with a presentence investigation. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, said last week that he will not participate in the preparation of the report, according to a letter filed Monday in Barron County Circuit Court.
BARRON, Wis. — A Douglas County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, of Gordon, entered the plea to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping in the Oct. 15 shooting deaths of James and Denise Closs and the nearly three-month abduction of their daughter. Prosecutors dismissed an additional count of armed burglary and agreed not to seek additional charges against Patterson for any crimes committed in Douglas County.
The Douglas County man accused of holding 13-year-old Jayme Closs captive for nearly three months after killing her parents will return to court Wednesday. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, of Gordon, is scheduled to appear for arraignment in Barron County Circuit Court at 1 p.m. Under Wisconsin criminal procedure, a defendant is formally advised of the charges and asked to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty or no contest at the time of arraignment.
BARRON, Wis. — Two months later, the "Welcome home, Jayme" signs still adorn businesses and government buildings in this close-knit community of 3,400. It's a striking indication of the city's ongoing support and concern for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who fled her captor in January, nearly three months after she was abducted and her parents were killed inside their Barron home. But now, it's OK to begin moving on, famed kidnapping survivor-turned-activist Elizabeth Smart told a large crowd Friday night.
A grand jury on Thursday indicted a Bayfield County man on a premeditated first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of his uncle in rural Carlton County.
A 57-year-old Superior man faces nine felony charges for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl on Facebook. Authorities said Robert Louis Carlson spent a month planning the encounter, sending the girl numerous sexually explicit messages and photographs before arranging to meet up with her in the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood on Tuesday. A criminal complaint indicates police were alerted to the messages at some point and took Carlson into custody when he arrived for the meeting. It was not disclosed how or when investigators first learned of their communications.
BARRON, Wis. — The Douglas County man accused of killing a Barron couple and abducting their 13-year-old daughter for nearly three months waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, of Gordon, appeared briefly in Barron County Circuit Court. He is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, kidnapping and armed burglary.
The Douglas County man accused of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents is set to appear in court Wednesday. The preliminary hearing for 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, of Gordon, is scheduled for 11 a.m. in Barron County Circuit Court. Patterson is accused of fatally shooting 56-year-old James Closs and 46-year-old Denise Closs inside their Barron home on Oct. 15. He allegedly kidnapped Jayme and held her captive inside his residence for 88 days before she managed to escape on Jan. 10.