Madeline Jones case: Woman accused of disappearing with infant son pleads not guilty

Posted at 5:21 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 20:36:20-04

A Mesa woman who went missing for three months with her son is pleading not guilty to several charges.

Madeline Jones, 19, appeared in court Friday where she pled not guilty to custodial interference and conspiracy to commit the same crime.

Jones went missing on June 15 and her parents reported her missing the following day. 

She was arrested earlier this month northeast of San Diego in Ramona, California.

According to police, it’s believed that Jones and her parents orchestrated for her and 1-year-old William to disappear. The scheme was part of a plan to help Jones from sharing joint-custody with the infant’s biological father.

Madeline’s parents, Roland and Cassandra, were arrested on Sept. 27 at Sky Harbor International Airport. 

Jones is expected to appear in court in Dec. 7 for a pretrial conference.

Jacob Gouchenour was granted sole custody of William.