A starving teen who was rescued from a Lincoln County home continues to recover at an Oklahoma City hospital, while four members of his family remain jailed on child neglect complaints relating to allegations that have shocked the community.

A starving teen who was rescued from a Lincoln County home continues to recover at an Oklahoma City hospital, while four members of his family remain jailed on child neglect complaints relating to allegations that have shocked the community.

When found, the boy, 15, weighed just 80 pounds and had been reportedly sleeping in a barn with farm animals. He was suffering from severe malnutrition after eating twigs and grass.

His father, stepmother and two older stepbrothers are now jailed on child neglect complaints; formal charges have not yet been filed.

The father, Jimmy L. Jones Sr., 34, is jailed in Lincoln County on a $500,000 bond as he faces both child neglect and child abuse complaints, while the stepmother and two older siblings are jailed solely on child neglect complaints.

Amy A. Jones, 46, is jailed in Lincoln County on a $250,000 bond. Jonathan Luke Plank, 20, and Tyler Joe Adkins, 24, are both being held in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center. Plank is jailed on a $250,000 bond and Adkins is held on a $100,000 bond.

More information about the case shows investigators went to the residence after adult occupants of the home allegedly barred DHS from accessing the rural property between Meeker and Prague to check on the child's safety.

When officers arrived at the rural residence at 101529 S. 3470 Road, they saw the child outdoors and he approached them. The two officers confirmed the child was part of the DHS referral and noted he appeared to be “underweight in the extreme.”

Investigators could see the teen had a wound on the top of his head. According to the affidavit, that head wound had maggots and he told investigators his father allegedly dug those out and then covered the wound with glue.

As a result of the law enforcement visit, the boy and a 4-year-old also living in the home were taken by a judge's order into protective custody. Afterwards, the affidavit shows the starving teen spoke with officers spoke about being coached by the adults at the home in how to deceive DHS or others parties about his welfare.

Before he was found, the teen was likely within a week of death had he not been hospitalized, said Pottawatomie/Lincoln County First Assistant District Attorney Adam Panter.

“We're incredibly thankful that someone called... they literally saved this child's life,” Panter said.

Panter said the call to police came from a passerby. 

The boy hasn't been to school in at least two years and was supposed to be home-schooled, Panter said. He was starving to death even though the family home, upon execution of a search warrant, was found to be fully stocked with plenty of food. The family's farm animals also had plenty of food and were being fed, Panter said.

The 4-year-old child in home did not appear abused or neglected, Panter said, and the the teen appeared to be targeted for the abuse and that world became his reality.

In addition to being malnourished, the boy has several broken bones as well as shotgun pellets from the past still in one of his legs. Panter said he has several injuries consistent with prior abuse.The boy is likely to be hospitalized for at least a month or more, Panter said. 

The affidavit shows the boy had not been allowed to leave the property for the past two years.

The affidavit shows investigators noted that the remaining members of the residence of the home were all well fed and that the father worked a full-time job; Panter said the boy's father is a prison guard.

 In addition to neglect complaints, Jimmy L. Jones Sr. is jailed on a complaint of child abuse by injury.

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