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Missing Easton couple's son set to face judge on federal gun charge

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Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin. (Family photo) Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin. (Family photo)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

The son of a missing Easton couple had his Friday court appearance rescheduled.

Kyle Navin, 27, was arrested last week on a federal firearms charge, officials said.

Late last month, Kyle Navin was questioned by investigators after the disappearance of his parents, Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin.

The couple was last seen on Aug. 4. Their vehicle was found with a broken window on Aug. 9 in a commuter lot off of the Merritt Parkway in Westport.

Kyle Navin worked for the family business, J & J Refuse. Jeffrey Navin is listed as the president.

According to an affidavit, Jeanette Navin went on her son’s garbage route on Aug. 4. Her phone went inactive that morning.

The affidavit documented a number of text messages from Jeffrey Navin to Kyle Navin, including “I’m not going home until I know mom is okay.”

The documents said Kyle Navin responded “no, absolutely not. Why would you think.”

The messages continued with Jeffrey Navin expressing concern about being framed for his wife’s murder.

Kyle Navin allegedly responded “oh stop.”

Jeffrey Navin’s last text to his son was “U R setting me up,” according to the affidavit.

During a search of Kyle Navin’s home, police said they recovered guns and ammunition along with recently purchased germicidal bleach, drain opener and stain remover.

They said they also found hypodermic needles and prescription bottles.

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

He is due in federal court in Bridgeport on Sept. 22 at 11 a.m.

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