The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and murdered her parents has told prison staff he pled guilty to ‘make it easier’ for her but claims authorities made up ‘exaggerated’ and ‘not entirely accurate’ details about him in the trial.
Jake Patterson, 22, told prison staff he does not know why prosecutors in their criminal complaint against him, and later officials in a pre-sentence investigation report, faked information.
But he said he had no intention to appeal his two life sentences for the murders of James Closs, 56, and his wife Denise, 46 and a further 40 years for the abduction of their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme.
Patterson, who used a shotgun to kill Jayme’s parents, was described as ‘one of the most dangerous men to walk on this planet,’ by presiding judge Justice James Babler at Barron County Circuit Court, Barron, Wisconsin last month.
Jake Patterson, 22, was sentenced on May 24, 2019 to two life sentences for the murders of James and Denise Closs and a further 40 years for abduction of their daughter Jayme
Patterson admitted to abducting Jayme for 88 days and to killing her parents, James and Denise Closs (pictured above), at the Closs family home in Barron, Wisconsin
DailyMail.com has obtained a prison report where Jake Patterson says, ‘He states the Criminal Complaint and PSI [pre-sentence investigation] were exaggerated and he doesn’t know why they did that as he already admitted to everything’ but ‘he is not appealing the case’
The prison report adds, ‘Mr. Patterson…claimed that the Criminal Complaint and PSI was not entirely accurate. Mr. Patterson showed concern for the victim and stated he wanted to make things easier on her as far as the sentencing. He is not appealing the case. An out of state placement is recommended for security concerns based on the publcity this case has received.’
Now prison records obtained by DailyMail.com reveal that an ‘agitated’ Patterson – Inmate 680351 – made claims authorities had made exaggerated and ‘not entirely accurate’ details about him.
The Inmate Classification Report is dated May 30, shortly after Patterson began his sentence at Dodge Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison, in Waupun, Wisconsin.
It reads, ‘Mr Patterson states that he doesn’t know why he did this. He states the Criminal Complaint and PSI [pre-sentence investigation] were exaggerated and he doesn’t know why they did that as he already admitted to everything.’
But it goes on to note that the only detail Patterson said was false was, ‘He states she [Jayme] was shocked but wasn’t crying.’
He refused to comment further but told assessors that he ‘feels fine about the sentence.’
Due to the high profile nature of his case the documents note that a prison captain has spoken with Patterson about the possibility of moving him out of state because of security concerns.
‘In regards to the victim,’ Patterson’s Inmate Classification Report continued, he ‘showed concern’ for her and yet personality assessments go onto conclude that he exhibits no guilt for the atrocities he committed in the early hours of 15 October, 2018.
Patterson took Jayme to this woodland home in Gordon, Wisconsin where he held the 13-year-old prisoner for 88 days before she was able to escape
Closs was held captive in this space under Patterson’s bed at his woodland home in Gordon, Wisconsin. He barricaded her in with tote bags weighted down by barbell weights and free weights
It said, ‘Mr Patterson stated he pled guilty because of the victim and he wanted to try to make it easier on her.’
Patterson has no history of substance abuse but told authorities that he only started drinking after he committed his heinous crimes.
The report noted, ‘He states he would drink 4 times a week, 6-7 shots of vodka. He states this started after the current offense happened, while J.L.C [Jayme Lynn Closs] was living at his house.’
Patterson held the terrified teenager in his woodland home in Gordon, Wisconsin – some 70 miles from the Closs family home in Barron.
He kept her in a small space beneath his single bed and barricaded her in with tote bags weighted down by barbell weights and free weights.
He told investigators he let her out when he was home.
Patterson’s mental health assessment reveals that he scored high on tests designed to gauge anger, criminal personality and the ability to rationalize rather than regret his actions.
Despite Patterson (pictured at his sentencing) voicing remorse for his crimes, prison records say a personality report identified him as a callous narcissist who exploited others
He has been assessed on both the Criminal Personality Criminogenic Scale and the Criminal Thinking Self-Report Criminogenic Scale that tests inmates’ personalities and behavior using a host of categories.
These include: impulsivity, risk-taking, restlessness and boredom, absence of guilty (callousness), selfishness and narcissism, interpersonal dominance, anger and hostility and a tendency to exploit others.
Patterson scored highly across the board and anger management classes were classified a high priority but at the time that the report was written he had yet to be assigned to any.
The scores are in sharp contradiction with Patterson’s own public profession of regret when responding to questions from a local reporter ahead of his first court appearance in March.
Then, he claimed, ‘No one will believe or can even imagine how sorry I am for hurting Jayme this much. Can’t express it.’
At the time Jayme’s relatives dismissed the notion that the man who gunned down the Closs’s so callously and held Jayme for 88 days without apparent motive, felt any of the remorse he claimed.
And from the prison report it is now clear he has shown no real regret for the murders as he begins his life behind bars.