Jake Patterson, 21, is being held pending charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping.
The man arrested in the Jayme Closs case is identified as Jake Patterson by authorities and neighbors who lived in the same Eau Claire Acres enclave in the Douglas County Town of Gordon.
Jayme was found by a neighbor late Thursday afternoon and Patterson, 21, was arrested a short time later after law enforcement swarmed the enclave of about 20 small homes.
Patterson was arrested by a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy who spotted a car described by Jayme a short time after she was rescued.
Patterson is in custody in Barron County, authorities said at a morning news conference. He is being held pending charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping.
The neighborhood where Jayme was found remained blocked off by police Friday morning.

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