ROCKDALE, Ill. — An Illinois man is accused of chaining a relative with psychiatric issues to a pole in a basement bedroom to prevent him from running away, authorities said.
Dwayne Ned Jones, 59, was charged with a felony count of unlawful restraint, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was released after posting $75,000 bail, the newspaper reported.
“He had a single-sized mattress, one sheet, a pillow and a milk jug to urinate in,” Dykstra told reporters. “When that was filled, he urinated on the floor.”
The man’s previous caregiver, also a relative, died a few weeks ago and Jones began watching the man, Dykstra told the Herald-News.
Dykstra said Jones decided that chaining the man "was the appropriate away to prevent him from running away.”
The man was taken to a hospital and is “doing well,” police said.
“Chaining them is not the way to care for them,” Dykstra told the Sun-Times.
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