A Delaware County man accused of assaulting and stealing money from a disable man was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to return to court in July.
Rocky Carroll , 63, of Kansas, was charged May 15 with grand larceny in connection to the February theft of $16,800 from Jerry Jones.
On Jan. 12, Jones signed over Power of Attorney to Carroll due to disabilities associated with his Parkinson’s disease, according to an arrest affidavit.
“Mr. Jones is a very trusting older man,” said Kansas Police Chief Mike Wilkerson.
Jones said Carroll was always trying to have him deed his land over to him, so that it wouldn’t have to go through probate proceedings when Jones died, Wilkerson said.
The victim told Wilkerson that Carroll was living in one of his houses at no charge and was responsible for paying for the utilities, the affidavit states.
On Feb. 1, Jones put $16,800 cash, medication, and paperwork in a plastic grocery sack and attempted to leave the residence that Carroll was living in, the affidavit states.
Carroll took the grocery sack from Jones and told him, “You’re staying here” which prompted Jones to stay at the residence, take his nightly medication, and go to bed.
Around 2 a.m., Jones awoke and tried to leave, but this time, Carroll threw the disable man to the kitchen floor, crossed the victim’s legs and pushed them toward the victim’s back and sat on him, the affidavit states.
Carroll then began shoving medication down Jones’ throat that caused the victim to pass out, the affidavit states.
Three hours later, Jones woke up and grabbed the sack and walked to his home where upon arriving checked the contents of the bag, only to find the money and paperwork missing.
Jones reported the incident to the Kansas Police Department.
When questioned by Wilkerson, Carroll said the money was where Jones’ had left it.
Eventually, Carroll produced the money and the paperwork he had been been keeping in a cigar box underneath a small round corner table, the affidavit states.
Law enforcement officers escorted Jones to a bank branch located in the community where he deposited the cash, the affidavit states.
Jones evicted Carroll from the house after which Carroll began calling Jones’ health care providers and Adult Protective Services saying Jones needed to be put in a psychiatric ward or a nursing home, the affidavit states.
Jones’ physicians and Adult Protective Services found him to be capable of making his own heath and financial decisions, the affidavit states.
Jones revoked the Power of Attorney on Feb. 26.
Carroll is free on $5,000 bail and is expected to return to court on July 20, online court records show.