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Man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs moved to different jail

UPDATE (CNN) – Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald confirmed with CNN that Jayme Closs has a relative who works in the Barron County Jail.

Polk County (WQOW) – Jake Patterson, the man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs, has been moved out of the Barron County Jail.

According to a CNN report, Patterson has been moved to the Polk County Jail.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told CNN there were no safety concerns that prompted the move, but instead, a decision he made. Sheriff Fitzgerald declined to discuss the details behind the move.

Polk County Sheriff Brent Waak told CNN Patterson was booked into the Polk County Jail around 4:40 p.m. Monday.

 Sherrif Waak told CNN:  “This is helping another neighboring county out.  We house inmates from other counties as well. We go out of our way to help other counties out.” 

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