KCPD Officer Jonathon Stone tells his story of finding teen chained in Northland basement
41 Action News Staff
10:34 PM, Jun 26, 2013
8:14 AM, Jun 27, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A police officer who found a Kansas City teen handcuffed to a pole in his family's basement spoke about what he saw that day in February.
Jonathon Stone was the first officer at the house. He was following up on a report of child abuse at the home.
When Stone got to the house, he said he found the boy downstairs. Stone said he immediately heard the teenager saying "I didn't do anything, I didn't do anything."
On the video posted on the Kansas City Police Department YouTube channel, Stone said the boy was handcuffed to a metal support beam, lying on the concrete floor. The teen had nothing but a thin blanket looked malnourished.
Stone credits training he received from the police department with getting him through the incident.
"Through that training, I believe that without it there's a good chance that when the lady said no that boy doesn't live there and DFS looked at us and said I think we might have the wrong address, there's a good chance we would have just walked away," Stone said. "And who knows if David would still be there today."
The teen's father and step-mother, David and Pamela Martin, are charged with felony restraint and abuse of a child in the case. They have pleaded not guilty.