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Ypsilanti Father and Girlfriend Charged in Kidnapping of His Son

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Steven Joseph Miracle, 22 (DOB: 10/13/1995), and Joelle Ida Jones, 21 (DOB: 12/01/1996), both of Ypsilanti, in connection with the kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment of Defendant Miracle's infant son.

On January 8, 2018, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Defendant Miracle's two-year-old infant son was in the care and custody of a family member at a location in the 80th block of Pine Street in River Rouge. It is alleged that while at the location, the defendant took the infant without authorization or permission. Miracle and Jones are alleged to have taken a vehicle that belonged to a member of the household to drive away from the home. It is alleged that the defendant refused to return the child, but eventually the child was returned to the defendant's step-mother.

Defendant Steven Joseph Miracle has been charged with Kidnapping, Unlawful Imprisonment, Child Enticement, Custodial Interference and Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile.*

Defendant Joelle Ida Jones has been charged with Accessory After the Fact and Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile.*

Both defendants were arraigned on the warrant in 34th District Court. The probable cause conference for Defendant Miracle is scheduled for January 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Zelenak in 25th District Court. The probable cause conference for Defendant Jones is scheduled for January 23, 3018 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Clifton in 25th District Court.

*The charges are allegations until and unlessl the defendant is convicted.

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