A Houston man is charged with two counts of Injury to the Elderly after several men claim they were being held hostage in a converted apartment with no bathroom facilities.
The counts against 31-year old Walter Jones stem from allegations made by one person, who claims he was lured into the garage apartment with promises of food, and then held against his will for years.
According to a probable cause complaint read at Jones’ court hearing Saturday, a total of four men were forced to sign over their Social Security checks to Jones. Three of the alleged captives were so malnourished they required medical treatment; a fourth declined help.
Jones is currently being held on $400,000 bond. More charges may be on the way.