Madeline Jones case: Charges submitted in missing Mesa baby case

Charges submitted in missing Mesa baby case
Posted at 3:05 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 11:04:45-04

Mesa police have submitted charges to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in reference to a missing child case.

Mesa police said 19-year-old Madeline Jones and her son, one-year-old William, were reported missing on June 16 by Roland Jones. 

Officials have been working on the case since June and during the investigation it was determined that Roland and Cassandra Jones, her parents, participated in the disappearance of Madeline and William. 

Police believe Roland and Cassandra were aware that the father of the child had been granted joint custody of William and helped Madeline deny access to his son. 

"I haven't gotten to be part of his life hardely at all and I want to be, I've tried and tried to work through the courts and then when I'm finally awareded joint custody in June, a day and a half of parenting time, my ex-wife took off with my son," said Jacob Gouchenour, William's father who now lives in Montana.

The woman's parents also gave false information to Mesa detectives, police said. 

Mesa police has submitted the case to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review. 

"[I'm] hopeful everyday that my son is going to turn up, I think this is a huge step in this process," Gouchenour said. "I feel closer to him than I ever have before."

The charges include conspiracy to commit custodial interference and custodial interference as to Madeline, and conspiracy to commit interference as to Roland and Cassandra.

Madeline and William have not been located even though charges against Madeline are pending. 

If you have any information regarding this crime, call Mesa police.