Laclede County authorities arrest couple after finding child missing since August

Braedence Jones/Camden County Sheriff's Office

CAMDENTON, Mo. -- Laclede County authorities arrested a couple after locating a child missing since August.

Officers found Braedence Jones, 6, hiding inside the crawlspace of a home. He was with his mother Aubrey Ferguson.

Camden County Lieutenant Arlyne Page says officers executed a search warrant at a home in Laclede County. Officers arrested Ferguson and her boyfriend. Investigators say she refused to bring the boy back to his dad back in August.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued an Endangered Child Advisory for Braedence in October, two months after he disappeared with his mother. Bradence's father and Ferguson shared custody of the boy. However, he lived with his father.