• Suspects charged with kidnapping Olive Branch boy given $600k bond

    By: Jeremy Pierre

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    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. - The two men arrested in Illinois after a teen went missing in Olive Branch appeared in court Thursday. 

    Juan Andrade, 30, and Jason St. Aubin, 29, were arrested on Aug. 7 for kidnapping the 14-year-old boy from near his home in Olive Branch last week. 

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    Both suspects received a $555,555 bond for the charge of kidnapping and $55,555 for the charge of conspiracy.

    Officers said the victim went missing after he was messaging strangers on a gaming app.


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    His parents later traveled to Illinois to pick him up after turning himself in to a local fire department.

    His father illustrated his emotions of seeing the suspects' mug shots for the first time.

    "When I saw their mugshots, I thought I had seen the devil," the father said.

    Both suspects were arraigned on $600,000 bonds. 

    “This is a very, very sensitive case,” said Olive Branch Police Chief Don Gammage. 

    The details regarding what happened after the boy was kidnapped by the suspects are still unclear. 

    Detectives working the case told FOX13 they used the app and IP addresses to lead back to the house in Illinois where the suspects took the victim. 

    Gammage could not confirm is the two men have made contact with any other children. 

    The investigation is ongoing, and the suspects may face additional charges. 

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