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Formerly missing boy back in Utah, reunited with dad after being found in Oregon

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Posted at 8:44 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 23:06:10-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY — A 6-year-old who police say was kidnapped by his non-custodial mother is back home in Utah.

Terran Butler was reported missing last Saturday, Sept. 27, after his biological mother Emily Jolley reportedly took him away from a supervised visit. He was safely located in Oregon on Thursday, where Jolley and Bonnie Jackson — a woman from Morgan who is accused of transporting them to Oregon — were taken into police custody. Both women have been charged with custodial interference across state lines, a third-degree felony.

Saturday evening, Terran's dad Timothy Butler posted photos on the Facebook group "Bring Terran Home" along with the caption:

"They are no words to express all our gratitude and appreciation to the numerous Law Enforcement Officers across the State & Nation who worked tirelessly to bring Terran home. I want to particularly bring attention to the brave detectives from Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake who go above and beyond their duties daily to ensure all our safety as well. These women & men deserve our community's recognition and appreciation - from the bottom of our hearts we thank you & look forward to Terran knowing his guardian angels and warriors. May the good Lord continue to bless you."

The photos show Terran being held by his dad, as well as Timothy's girlfriend Amelia Meneses. The boy was also given some Unified Police memorabilia.

Butler and Meneses flew to Oregon Friday to pick Terran up. Their reunion was captured on video, seen above.

Jolley's mother Larain Latter Jolley has also been charged in connection with the alleged kidnapping.