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No jail time for Mesa couple, daughter in custody case

July 13, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A Mesa couple and their daughter will avoid jail time for hiding the younger woman’s baby in a custody case.

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge sentenced Roland Jones, wife Cassandra Yusko-Jones and daughter Madeline Jones on Friday to three years of supervised probation.

All three pleaded guilty to custodial interference in May. They were facing a year each in prison.

Roland Jones had reported his daughter and then 1-year-old grandson missing in June 2017.

He and his wife were detained at a Phoenix airport three months later.

Police say their daughter’s ex-husband had been granted joint custody but the couple was helping to deny him access to the infant.

Madeline Jones and her son were found safe in California last October.

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