Jake Patterson, 21, confessed to abducting Jayme after she shot her parents in her home near Barron, Wisconsin, on October 15, according to a lawsuit.
He was arrested Thursday, minutes after Jayme fled the house allegedly hiding her for 88 days. A judge ordered that he received a $ 5 million bail and will be tried again next month.
His father, Patrick Patterson, spoke to Jean Casarez of CNN on Tuesday at the Barron County Justice Center. He said he had been there to deliver a message to the Closs family.
"All I care about right now is Jayme's family, I want to get them a message," he said, declining to provide more details and apologizing for not wanting to say more.
"I'm sorry, I can not talk," he said several times, shaking with emotion before a deputy escorted him to the public area.
Just one day earlier, the elder Patterson was in the courtroom on Monday. He initially sat on the prosecutor's office but a deputy asked him to leave and sit on the defense side.
When a judge read the charges and Jake Patterson appeared at a videoconference, his father sobbed and buried his head in the shoulder of a relative sitting next to him. On the prosecutor's side, the victim's family remained calm and held their arms around each other.
Three Months in Captivity
For the 88 days Jayme was held captive, the suspect kept her hidden away in the rural community of Gordon, Wisconsin, about 70 miles from her home.
Jayme told the detectives that Patterson would hide under his double bed in his bedroom when he had people, including repeated visits by his father. The suspect told her that if someone found out she was there, bad things would happen to her, the lawsuit states.
When she was under his bed, he stacked bags and laundry containers with weights against them, so he was stacked. I would notice if she had misplaced them, the complaint states.
After three months in captivity, he told Jayme on January 10 that he would leave for five or six hours and get her under the bed. When he left, she pushed the weights away, put on a pair of shoes, and left the house. She ran to a woman who went with her dog to a nearby house and called the police.
Patterson told investigators that he had been to the Closs House twice before the meeting on October 15, the complaint said.
A A week ago he drove home, but when he saw cars in the driveway, he was scared, he told the investigators in the complaint. A day or two later, he returned to Closs's home, but saw people walking around and decided not to carry out the plan, he told investigators.
On October 15, he returned and abducted Jayme after he killed her parents, the complaint states.