Man who triggered Amber Alert by allegedly kidnapping his two children in Braintree faces new charges
The man who triggered an Amber Alert in May when he allegedly kidnapped his two children from a Braintree foster home has been indicted on two counts of kidnapping by a relative and breaking and entering during the daytime, among other charges.
Jon T. Lockwood is accused of storming into the foster’s mother Braintree home on May 20 and grabbing his two children, who had been placed into Department of Children and Families custody after concerns were raised about the care he was providing for the children.
Lockwood, 55, has ties to Utah and Nevada and had been living in a Foxborough hotel with his children when DCF got involved. On May 20, he had a DCF-supervised visit with the children in Weymouth, but later that day he went to Braintree, where he allegely assaulted the foster mother and kidnapped the children.
Ambert Alert, the emergency notification system for endangered children, is credited with the safe recovery of the two children, Sarah Nguyen, 10, and her brother, Patrick, 8, in Windsor, Conn., a few hours after they were allegedly abducted.
Lockwood, 55, was taken into custody without incident, and was returned to Massachusetts. He pleaded not guilty to similar charges in Quincy District Court and bail was set at $50,000 cash.
The indictments shift the case to Norfolk Superior Court where an arraignment date has not yet been set.
Lockwood is now charged with assault with intent to commit a felony, breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony, two counts of kidnapping by a relative, assault and battery on an elderly person, assault and battery, and two counts of reckless endangerment of a child, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.John R. Ellement can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.