“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.
Jones also faces a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery, the Sun-Times reported. His wife and their adult children also live at the home but were not charged, the Herald-News reported.
"Chaining them is not the way to care for them," Dykstra told the Sun-Times.