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Child safe after home invasion, abduction

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CARBONDALE  -- Police have a California man in custody after officers say he abducted a child.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday in the 1100 block of E. Walnut St.

Officers took a report of a home invasion where a person inside an apartment got attacked.

Police say Demareonta Jones, of Sacramento, California, took a child from the apartment.

Officers arrested him within an hour. He now faces charges of home invasion, criminal damage to property and interfering with a 9-1-1 call.

He's in the Jackson County jail tonight.

Carbondale Police Chief Jeff Grubbs tells News 3 the child Jones took is in protective custody.
 

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