Mar 1, 2016 11:02 AM

Man accused of abducting toddler son in Somersworth, triggering Amber Alert to remain jailed

The Associated Press

DOVER (AP) — A man accused of abducting his toddler son last summer in Somersworth, triggering an Amber Alert, will remain jailed on $20,000 bail.

Foster's Daily Democrat reports a Strafford County judge on Monday denied a request by 34-year-old Jeremiah Grant that his bail be converted to personal recognizance.

Grant was indicted last week on a charge of interference with custody. Authorities said Grant took his son last July from his Somersworth home while his mother was distracted and fled in a vehicle.

Prosecutors say the boy's mom told police that Grant told her he was "going to do something newsworthy." Police said a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy chased Grant in Maine before he was eventually taken into custody.

Grant's attorney says his client was suffering from a psychotic episode.

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