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According to the probable cause affidavit, Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office Detective Randy Hass wrote in a probable cause affidavit that on April 16, he was notified by Pittsburg County Undersheriff Frankie McClendon of a father that had come home from work to find his son missing.

Hass asked the father if he had contacted all of the son’s friends in which the father said yes, the affidavit states. The father told Hass that his son spent most of his time playing Xbox LIVE and noticed that his son’s controller and games were gone, but the console was still at the house, the affidavit states.

The detective wrote in the affidavit that he requested an “exigent circumstance historical ping” on the boy’s cellphone to identify his most recent location and the information provided showed the boy’s last location was west of Henryetta on Interstate 40 at 1:45 p.m. on April 16. The information provided to the detective also showed several phone calls with a number from the 505-area code the morning of April 16, the affidavit states.

Hass conducted a Google search of the phone number and found it to be out of Farmington, New Mexico and a Facebook search of the number came up with a business called “Kriste’s Chocolate Factory” out of Farmington, New Mexico, the deputy noted the spelling “Kriste” to be the same from the Xbox LIVE account, the affidavit states.

Hass wrote in the affidavit that he contacted the Farmington, New Mexico, Police Department and officers immediately began searching for “Kriste’s Chocolate Factory” and Mike and Kriste Aragon. Hass conducted a search and found a common address for Mike and Kriste Aragon and passed the information to officers in Farmington, New Mexico, the affidavit states.

Hass wrote in the affidavit that he then requested and obtained “an exigent real-time ping” on the 505-area code number and received a location update every 15 minutes as the phone traveled between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Farmington, New Mexico.

At approximately 2 a.m. April 17, officers intercepted a vehicle as it entered the driveway of the address that was under surveillance and Hass was notified that the boy was safe and alive, the affidavit states. Hass then notified the father that his son was found safe in Farmington, New Mexico, and put the father in contact with Farmington police, the affidavit states.

The boy told the agent that he knew Aragon was 36 and he originally told Aragon that he was 17, according to the affidavit. The boy later told Aragon that he was really 14 and Aragon said that “she already knew how old he was and that she knew his address before he told her,” the affidavit states.

Aragon told the boy that she lived 30 minutes away from him and started to talk to the boy about living arrangements, the affidavit states. The boy said Aragon did not tell him that she lived in New Mexico until after he got into the car with the woman and was told that “he would never be back,” the affidavit states.

After leaving the gas station, the boy told investigators that he was told to duck down as the vehicle went through a toll booth and the first place they stopped at was a motel in Henryetta where Aragon told the boy to reset his phone, take the SIM card out and toss it out the window after they left the motel, the affidavit alleges.

The boy told the agent that he fell asleep at one point and woke up to Aragon doing sexual things to him and then she stopped, the affidavit states. The boy said that Aragon later leaned her seat back and started again to touch the boy sexually, the affidavit states.

After the boy said that he saw the New Mexico sign, that they stopped in the middle of the road and Goelz got out of the vehicle to use the bathroom and Aragon got in the backseat and performed more sexual acts on the boy, the affidavit states.

The boy told the investigator that he told the women that he wanted to come home, but Aragon told the boy that he “had to either go with them now or that he would be left on the side of the road naked,” the affidavit states. The boy said he was afraid to say anything else about wanting to go home because he didn’t want to be thrown out of the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

If convicted, the pair faces punishment by a fine of up to $500 or imprisonment for up to 10 years or both, for the alleged kidnapping. Aragon is also facing imprisonment of three to 20 years for the alleged lewd or indecent proposal to a minor.