CNN is reporting Patrick Patterson, the father of the man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents, has a note he’d like to give to the Closs family.
“All I care about right now is Jayme’s family. I want to get them a note,” Patterson told CNN’s Jean Casarez on Tuesday. CNN caught up with him at the Barron County Courthouse where his son made his initial appearance, facing charges of kidnapping, homicide, and burglary. CNN says Patrick Patterson declined to give more details on the letter and apologized for not being able to say more.
CNN reports Patterson was shaking with emotion and repeated, “I’m sorry, I can’t talk,” several times before he was escorted from the public area.
Local 5 is also learning more about the suspect, Jake Patterson. The Marine Corps confirmed to CBS News Patterson was prematurely discharged in 2015 after about one month’s service. In a statement to CBS News, a spokesperson said it was “indicative of the fact that the character of his service was incongruent with Marine Corps’ expectations and standards.”
Patterson was in court Tuesday for his initial appearance. The Judge in the case ordered he be held on $5 million bail.