GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- The man considered a person of interest in the abduction and murder of Somer Thompson last fall made two phone calls while he was jailed in Mississippi.
Jarred Harrell was arrested two weeks ago in Meridian, Mississippi, for possession of child pornography.
Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler identified him as a person of interest in the Somer case the same day, and after the governors of both states consented, Harrell was extradited to Green Cove Springs, arriving after midnight today.
While in Mississippi, he spoke twice on the phone to a person assumed by Lauderdale County, Miss., Sheriff Billy Sollie to be his mother, who told him, "keep your chin up, keep your mouth shut and get an attorney."
Harrell told her on the calls that he never signed anything when he was booked, saying the officials in the jail forgot.
"Unfreakingbelievable," his mother replied.
You can listen to both calls in the window to the right.
First Coast News