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No jail time for Mesa couple, daughter in custody case

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Posted at 11:57 AM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 14:57:02-04

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.