Judge lowers bond for Plantation man accused of abandoning son
Bruce Jorgenson, 58, expected to be released from jail Wednesday
PLANTATION, Fla. – A Plantation man accused of trying to leave the country after his son disappeared appeared in court Wednesday, where a judge lowered his bail from $1 million to just $5,000.
Bruce Jorgenson, 58, is expected to post bail and be released later in the day.
He was arrested Jan 26. at Miami International Airport and has been in jail ever since.
Police said Jorgenson was attempting to board a one-way flight to New Zealand after his 16-year-old son Aage ran away, but his attorney proved that theory wrong, and showed the court Jorgenson's return flight ticket.
Jorgenson's attorney Glenn Roderman said his client was traveling for work and had plans to return home.
Police said Aage ran away on Dec. 27 after having an argument with his father. Jorgenson never reported it to police and Aage's grandparents said he has run away before.
"He's a good little boy but he just likes to run away and hide. Even when I would go walking with him, he would just run away and hide. I don't know why," Aage's grandmother Francis Jorgenson said.
Roderman told reporters that they have "people looking for him."
Foul play is not suspected in Aage's disappearance, police said.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call police.
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