Former Negaunee resident charged with kidnapping

ISHPEMING — On Thursday, at about 4:30 p.m., the Ishpeming Police Department, with the assistance of Michigan State Police and Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, blocked off the 100 block of North Main Street downtown, as information was gained that a fugitive from law, 43-year-old Jesse James Paris, a former Negaunee resident, was in hiding.

After a short time, Mr. Paris exited the apartment building and surrendered without issue, said IPD Chief Chad Radabaugh, in a news release.

The police had been searching for Paris, the suspect in a kidnapping incident under investigation. An 18-month-old female child was located in the apartment safe and unharmed.

The child was transferred to the custody of an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services of Marquette County.

Paris was charged with kidnapping — child enticement which is a felony and carries a possible life sentence. Paris was also an ascender from parole and had three separate warrants for his arrest.

The first warrant was for controlled substance — delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine, the second warrant was for controlled substance — possession of methamphetamine and the third was a bench warrant out of the Circuit Court of Marquette County for failure to appear.

No further information regarding this incident is being released at this time.


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