A Macon woman was jailed on a child cruelty charge Thursday night after police found a 5-year-old boy sitting in a car with his hands duct taped together, according to a Macon police report.
Police were called to the Harveys Supermarket parking lot, 1605 Shurling Drive, about 7:40 p.m. after receiving a report that the child was in a car with his hands bound. When officers arrived, they found the boy sitting in his booster seat with his hands bound as had been reported, according to the report.
Asked who had put the duct tape on his hands, the boy responded it was his aunt. The boys aunt, 60-year-old Gladys Bond, told police she had bound the boys hands because he was being bad at school and he didnt want to go into the store, according to the report.
Bond was charged with cruelty to children and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She is being held at the county jail on a $9,750 bond, according to jail records.
A Department of Family and Children Services case worker spoke with Bond on Thursday night and placed the boy, who has the same address as the aunt, in another home, according to the police report.