Documents: Dad stocked sailboat before kidnapping

MIKE SCHNEIDER
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Patricia and Robert Hauser escort their grandchildren, Chase Hakken, 2, second from right, and Cole, 4, out of their house to speak to the media in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, April 11, 2013. The boys were returned to the Hausers, who have legal custody of them, after their parents, Joshua and Sharyn Hakken, kidnapped them and sailed with them to Cuba. The Hakkens were charged with kidnapping the boys and ordered to remain in jail without bond. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Court documents show that the man accused of kidnapping his two young sons and sailing to Cuba had spent weeks loading the family's boat with supplies.

The affidavit's release coincided with a hearing Friday for Joshua and Sharyn Hakken in Tampa, though the couple did not attend. They were ordered to remain in jail without bond, which their public defender did not contest.

The affidavit says an unidentified witness told a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detective she had sold Joshua Hakken a boat for $3,500 in January.

The witness said Hakken would visit the boat once a week and load boxes of supplies into the cabin. On the day the family disappeared, the Hakkens told the slip owner they were heading to Key West and possibly South America.