Sheriff: Jake Patterson moved to Dunn Co. Jail until sentencing

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(WQOW) — After pleading guilty to the murders of Jim and Denise Closs and the kidnapping of their daughter Jayme, Jake Patterson will await his sentencing in a different county.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald tells News 18 that Patterson will be housed in the Dunn County Jail until his sentencing May 24.

More: Jake Patterson pleads guilty to abducting Jayme, killing James and Denise Closs

As News 18 reported, Patterson had been housed in the Polk County Jail since January. Sheriff Fitzgerald said he was transferred to Dunn County following Wednesday’s hearing. Sheriff Fitzgerald called it and ‘administrative decision’ and said there was no other issues or threats that prompted Patterson’s move.

Sheriff Fitzgerald said the move is another example of local counties working together.

At his sentencing hearing, Patterson will face life sentences on two counts of first degree intentional homicide and an additional 40 years after pleading guilty of kidnapping.

More: Timeline of Events

More: WQOW Closs Comes Home page

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently an Evening Anchor/Producer.

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