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‘Violent’ mom ‘planned kidnap of Terran Butler, 6, in advance’ and twin sister claims she talked about plot years ago

THE Utah woman suspected of kidnapping her own 6-year-old son was "violent" and had been planning to take the boy for years, according to her estranged twin sister.

Terran Butler and his mom, 43-year-old Emily Jolley, disappeared from Salt Lake City on Saturday, and police believe the woman abducted the boy during a supervised visit.

Jolley's mother, Larain Latter Jolley, who was supposed to be supervising the visit, was arrested in connection with the alleged abduction on Sunday.

Now, Jolley's sister, Erica Wanner, is speaking out with claims that the woman was planning to take the little boy away from his father, who has full custody, for years.

Wanner told KSL TV that she has not spoken to her sister in three years, but Jolley was conspiring to abduct the boy the last time they spoke in 2017.

"She told me that she was thinking of finding a way to take off with him," Wanner said, adding that watching how her sister interacted with the boy -- who was three at the time -- made her "ill."

She also said that her sister was "violent" and cut her off after the conversation about the abduction.

The boy's father, Timothy Butler, told KUTV that he is worried that Jolley has taken their children around "dangerous individuals."

Butler has full custody of Terran, which was reportedly granted after Jolley made false allegations of abuse against him, and coached Terran on what to say to police.

The mother was reportedly allowed to begin supervised visits about a year ago.

Butler fears that she may have taken the boy to live somewhere "off the grid," and said he's not sure which direction she would have gone in.

He added that he fears the boy is in "imminent danger, not necessarily of any track history of Emily being a physically abusive person, but obviously a long history of emotional abuse that she has subjected Terran to."

"Mental instability, and a group of dangerous individuals that she has chosen. to associate herself with."

He said Jolley is part of a group of people who consider themselves sovereign citizens, who believe the rules of the US government do not apply to them

"Basically, it's a group of individuals the FBI has considered a domestic terrorist group,” he said.

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