A truck driver is planning to fight back against charges accusing him of parental kidnapping after an arraignment in Michigan on Tuesday.
Two weeks ago, Joses Braxton was found by police at a Walmart north of Miami with his four children in his semi truck after the mother of one of the children reported her child kidnapped. Now, Braxton says that he has text messages from the mother to prove he had permission to have the child with him, and plans to file complaints against the mother.
Braxton claims that the child had been with him and his three other children since April, and that he had permission to take them. However, Braxton has also been accused of violating a court order stating he cannot leave the state of Michigan with the child.
Braxton was extradited from Florida to Michigan this week for his arraignment on parental kidnapping charges. Braxton was granted a $25,000 cash bond with a GPS tether during the arraignment. The parental kidnapping charge carries a maximum sentence of one year and one day in prison.
After the arraignment, Braxton told ABC12 that he loves all of his children, and homeschools them while bridging them with him across the country in his truck. Braxton has had no contact with his children since his arrest several weeks ago.
He says he plans to file a civil rights complaint and make a false police report complaint against the mother who accused him of kidnapping.