Man Arrested for Interfering with Child Custody

An 18-year-old continued an ongoing relationship with a teenage girl after being warned to stay away.

MGN Online

JACKSON COUNTY-- A Jackson County man was arrested Saturday night at a bowling alley for interfering with child custody.

Sheriff's Deputies had received a call that a 15-year-old girl had ran away from a fireworks display in a neighboring county and was seen at the bowling alley.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found the 15-year old juvenile, with 18-year-old Joseph Mejia.

During the investigation, officers found that Mejia had taken the girl from the fireworks show without consent of a parent.

Officers then found out that Mejia and the 15-year-old had been in an ongoing relationship, even though Mejia had been warned multiple times to stay away.

Mejia was arrested and taken to the Jackson County jail.

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