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Ex-wife can't explain Boze's actions

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The ex-wife of the man accused of taking five Gibson County children is speaking out.

On Friday afternoon, authorities arrested 47-year-old Marvin Boze in Fort Branch after a 12-hour manhunt.

After a terrifying experience, those children are safe in protective custody.

14 News caught up with Marvin's ex-wife and she says during their marriage, he was a good father.

"Right now, we have joint custody of two children," says Theresa Boze. "Not for long."

Theresa was married to Marvin, the man police say abducted five children Thursday night from a mobile home in Princeton. 

They were together for 10 years and during that time, she says he was completely different.

"That's not something he would have ever done," says Theresa "I had three kids when he met me and he claimed them three as well as the two we had together and he was an awesome father when he was here."

Theresa says she was shocked to hear her ex-husband is charged with taking the children.

The security officer who found the children near the Duke Energy Plants says two of the older children, ages seven and ten, were duct taped and had their hands and feet bound together and were outside the truck.

Three younger children were inside.

"He was family oriented, his wife, his kids, his home, he wanted to be home with his family, his family meant everything to him," says Theresa. "Never a concern that he would hurt them or injure them or steal them or nothing."

Theresa says Marvin remarried and moved in with his new wife and eight others in a mobile home.

She says Marvin didn't want their two biological children around his wife.

"I'm not going to defend his actions, they were wrong regardless, but I'm not going to say there are reasons behind it that no one knows," says Theresa.

Boze has been charged with Criminal Confinement and Auto Theft.

Police tell 14 News they found ransom notes in the truck where the children were found.

Boze will be in court on Monday.

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