Trio Charged With Abduction After 5-Year-Old is Found Safe Near Idaho/Utah State Line

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Korey MacDonald, 26, is charged with kidnapping.
  • Korey MacDonald, 26, is charged with kidnapping.

Jonathan MacDonald, 30, is charged with kidnapping and battery.
  • Jonathan MacDonald, 30, is charged with kidnapping and battery.

Joshua Reeves, 23, is charged with kidnapping and aggravated battery.
  • Joshua Reeves, 23, is charged with kidnapping and aggravated battery.


A 5-year-old Meridian boy who had been abducted in the early morning hours of Dec. 15 was found safe by the end of day, and the boy's mother, her husband and brother were all behind bars charged with the kidnapping.

Police said the boy had "not had a relationship" with the non-custodial mother Korey MacDonald, who lives in Missouri. But the woman reportedly asked to see the child Saturday morning. The boy's father agreed to meet her at a store near Interstate 84 in Meridian, but that's where State Police said the father was attacked with a Taser, assaulted and had the child taken from his custody.

A law enforcement dragnet was immediately issued across Idaho, and by 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Idaho State Troopers had located a trio of relatives, wanted in connection with the abduction, at an Interstate 84 gas station, about 20-miles north of the Idaho/Utah border.

Korey MacDonald, 26; Jonathan MacDonald, 30; and Joshua Reeves, 23, were all booked into the Cassia County Jail on charges of kidnapping. Jonathan MacDonald was also charged with battery and Reeves was charged with aggravated battery.