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Man accused of kidnapping his 2 children is indicted

The man who triggered an Amber Alert in May when he allegedly kidnapped his two children from a Braintree foster home has been indicted on two counts of kidnapping by a relative and a breaking and entering during the daytime, among other charges.

Jon T. Lockwood is accused of storming into the foster mother’s Braintree home on May 20 and grabbing his two children, who had been placed into state Department of Children and Families custody after concerns were raised about the care he was providing for the children.

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Lockwood, 55, has ties to Utah and Nevada and had been living in a Foxborough hotel with his children when the Department of Children and Families got involved. On May 20, he had a department-supervised visit with the children, but he later allegedly went to Braintree, assaulted the foster mother, and kidnapped the children.

Amber Alert, the emergency notification system for endangered children, is credited with the recovery of the two children, Sarah, 10, and her brother, Patrick, 8, in Windsor, Conn., a few hours after they were allegedly abducted.

Lockwood, was taken into custody without incident and returned to Massachusetts where he pleaded not guilty to similar charges in Quincy District Court, where bail was set at $50,000 cash.

The indictments shift the case to Norfolk Superior Court, where an arraignment date has not yet been set.

Lockwood is now charged with assault with intent to commit a felony, breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony, two counts of kidnapping by a relative, assault and battery on an elderly person, assault and battery, and two counts of reckless endangerment of a child, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.
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