man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents

7 month ago

The man, accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jamie Clouse and his parents, was scheduled to appear Monday. Police said they thought 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson was planning to kidnap Jamie when he used a gun to drive to Clouse's home in Barron, Wisconsin in October, but ended up killing his family. parents, Dennis and James Claus. Paterson was arrested one day after Jamie escaped from the house where she had been detained for 88 days. His former colleagues said that Paterson was a calm and intelligent young man planning to enlist in the navy.

Jake Patterson, 21, was arrested for kidnapping and first degree murder after the discovery of Jason Claus, a Wisconsin resident.

Department of the Sheriff of Barron County