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Messages between father and son revealed in case of missing Easton couple

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Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin. (Family photo) Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin. (Family photo)

The son of a missing Easton couple has been arrested on gun charges.

Federal officials said Kyle Navin, 27, faced a judge at William I. Garfinkel federal court in Bridgeport on Tuesday.

Navin was questioned by investigators following the disappearance of his parents, Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin, late last month. State police spent hours at his Aldine Street home.

The couple was last seen on on Aug. 4. On Aug. 9, their vehicle was discovered with a smashed window in a commuter lot off the Merritt Parkway in Westport.

Kyle Navin worked for the family business, J & J Refuse. The company's website listed Jeffrey Navin as the president and Kyle Navin as its operations manager.

According to police, Jeannette Navin went on her son's garbage route on Aug. 4 to help him, and police said her phone went inactive later that morning.

The affidavit showed several text messages Jeffrey Navin said to his son Kyle saying: "I'm not going home until I know mom is okay," and asking "Did you hurt mom?" Kyle responded "No, absolutely not. Why would you think."

The text messages continue with Jeffrey Navin saying "I go home and get framed for murder," and his son replied "Oh stop." Jeffrey then said "I'm going to the police first," and his son said "Ok and the reason being?"

Seven minutes later, Jeffrey Navin's last text to his son said "U R setting me up."

Based on that information, police searched Kyle Navin's Bridgeport home and the affidavit said police seized two guns and numerous rounds of ammunition.

Eyewitness News was told Bridgeport police officers also recovered a receipt from Home Depot, showing Navin allegedly purchased gemicidal bleach, hair/grease drain opener, "Goo Gone" stain remover and contractor clean up bags.

Six days later, investigators allegedly recovered hypodermic needles and prescription bottles.

Kyle Navin is being charged with possession of a firearm by an individual who is an unlawful user or addicted to control substance.

He is being held in custody and a detention hearing at federal court is planned for later this week.

At the time of the couple's disappearance, police said they learned that they owed more than $2 million, much of it ted to a home in Guilford.

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