Missing Jasper Co. child found, sheriff’s department says

Josh Braiden Smith, 9, of Bay Springs, was reported missing on Monday, Aug. 15.
Josh Braiden Smith, 9, of Bay Springs, was reported missing on Monday, Aug. 15.(Jasper County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 10:36 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2022 at 10:38 AM CDT
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JASPER COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, the missing 9-year-old boy from Bay Springs has been found.

The sheriff’s department said Josh Braiden Smith is safe and at home with family.

Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson said the boy’s mother, Mary K. Smith, and James C. Boleware also turned themselves in Thursday morning.

Boleware, 36, is being charged with grand larceny and simple assault.

James C. Boleware
James C. Boleware(Jasper County Sheriff's Office)

Smith, 38, is being charged with grand larceny and kidnapping - punishment.

Mary K. Smith
Mary K. Smith(Jasper County Sheriff's Office)

This story will be updated when more information is provided.

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