Father of missing Warrenville child turns himself in to police
The father of a missing Warrenville child who was found safe Sunday, was arrested and charged Tuesday.
Patrick Demon Frazier, 31, of Church Street in Warrenville, is charged with custodial interference, malicious injury to personal property and stalking, according to jail records.
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Frazier on Tuesday around 2:49 p.m. at a residence on Anthony Drive after Frazier contacted police, giving them his location in order to turn himself in, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Office.
He was taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he was still being held Wednesday afternoon.
Police believe Frazier used “threat or force in that he did take and conceal Jaylen Frazier from his legal guardian” and he refused to “return or disclose the location of the minor,” according to the arrest warrant.
The malicious injury to personal property charge was issued because police claim on Oct. 6, Fraizer took a pile of clothes belonging to the child’s mother, “placed them on a couch and set them on fire” and he barricaded the door to his Church Street residence in an attempt “to hinder anyone from getting into the residence,” the warrant states.
Frazier’s 9-year-old son, Jaylen, was reported missing early Sunday around 1:30 a.m. after deputies responded his mother’s home on Church Street, police reported.
Jaylen’s mother reported him missing after receiving several threatening messages from his father, according to police. Frazier had made threats to harm himself and his son, the report states.
Jaylen was then found safe and unharmed Sunday afternoon, police reported.
The North Augusta Department of Public Safety and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the search.