Suspect charged in Covert Twp. kidnapping

Posted at 4:03 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 16:03:09-05

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – The second person allegedly involved in kidnapping a Covert Township girl and taking her to Houston, Texas has been formally charged.

Osceas Chox, 25, was arraigned Monday in Van Buren County, 7th District Court on one count of kidnapping. Jacob Chox, 21, was arrested on December 3rd in New Orleans in connection to this crime. He has not yet been arraigned in Van Buren County.

Police said the girl, 14, was contacted through phone calls and Facebook in early November. On November 4th, the girl was lured to a Covert Township gas station and one of the suspects then drove her to Houston. Investigators learned on December 1st where the she was and Houston police and the FBI found her late on December 2nd.