Man charged in Jayme Closs case moved to different jail

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A man charged with kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents has been moved out of the Barron County Jail.

Jake Patterson appears via video in Barron County court

KSTP in Minneapolis that Patterson was moved to Polk County Jail because a relative of Jayme Closs works in the Barron County Jail.

Fitzgerald told The Associated Press that it was an administrative decision, and no one threatened Patterson.

Patterson's court case will continue to be heard in Barron County.

Patterson is charged with two counts of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide for the shooting deaths of James and Denise Closs. He's charged with kidnapping for the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme.

Jayme was missing for 88 days before she escaped her captivity at a home in Gordon, about an hour north of her home in Barron.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by Action 2 News, Jayme told investigators that on the night of Oct. 15, she was asleep in her bedroom when her dog started barking. She got up to see what happened and saw someone driving up in the driveway.

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She woke up her parents, and her father went to the door. Patterson said he could see James Closs peeking out a window next to the front door. When he asked Patterson to show a badge, Patterson shot him with a 12-gauge shotgun and entered the home. Jayme told investigators that she heard a gunshot and knew her father had been killed.

Denise and Jayme went to a bathroom and hid in the tub. Denise Closs had her cell phone and called 911. Patterson broke down the bathroom door and found Denise and Jayme holding each other. He told her mother to hang up the phone.

Patterson instructed Denise Closs to put duct tape over Jayme's mouth. when Jayme was bound, Patterson shot Denise in front of her daughter.

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James and Denise Closs were both shot in the head.

Jayme says this was the first time she ever saw Jake Patterson. He dragged her to his car and put her in the trunk of his car.

Jayme says Patterson took her to his home. She was forced to stay under a bed for long periods of time--sometimes 12 hours with no food, water or bathroom breaks.

On Day 88 of captivity, Jayme was able to push the weighted bins and boxes he used to block her under the bed, put on a pair of Patterson's shoes, and walk out of the house in Gordon.

She tracked down a woman who was walking a dog. The woman took Jayme to a nearby house where neighbors called 911.

Jayme was able to describe the vehicle of her alleged abductor. Patterson was stopped and arrested a short time later.

"I did it," Patterson told the deputies who stopped him.

Investigators interviewed Patterson. He said he saw Jayme get on the school bus on Highway 8 during his drive to work. He said he had no idea who she was, but "he knew that was the girl he was going to take."

Patterson said he drove to the Closs home twice with the intent to kidnap Jayme prior to Oct. 15 but didn't go through with it.

On Oct. 15, he went to the home with the shotgun. He wore gloves so there would be no fingerprints or DNA.

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He shaved his face and head and showered before leaving his house. He shut off his headlights and coasted into the driveway.

"The defendant stated he was determined he was going to take [Jayme] that night and was going to kill anyone in the house because he could not leave any eyewitness behind," reads the criminal complaint.

The court set Patterson's bond at $5 million Monday afternoon. The district attorney argued for a high bond amount citing the seriousness of the crimes, that Patterson faces life in prison, went to great lengths to conceal his identity during and after the kidnapping, and said he was willing to shoot at officers if he was stopped.

"Jayme deserves enormous credit," Barron County District Attorney Brian Wright. "As a 13-year-old, and she has such bravery to have done what she has done, but there were many many other as well that it all those pieces fell into place and that afternoon the outcome could have been different."

Patterson's next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 6 in Barron County.

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