MEEKER, OK – Four members of a family in Oklahoma have been arrested after a 15-year-old boy was found starving to death inside a barn.

Police were called after a passerby called to report seeing an extremely malnourished boy outside of a barn.

When authorities arrived at the property, they found the teen sharing a barn with goats, rabbits and chickens. When found, police say he only weighed 80-lbs.

According to the teen, he had been living in the barn for the last two years. Since he was not allowed to eat food from the house, he had to forage for food on his own and had been eating sticks, leaves and grass.

The boy was also found to have suffered head injuries, broken bones and had shotgun pellets lodged in his leg after having been shot by his father.

The boy’s father, Jimmy Lee Jones Sr, 34; stepmother, Amy Adkins Jones, 46; and two older stepbrothers, Jonathan Luke Plank, 20, and Tyler Joe Adkins, 24, have all been charged and taken into custody.

All four have been charged with child neglect while Jimmy Jones was also charged with child abuse by injury. Adkins Jones was also charged with enabling child abuse by injury.

If convicted, they are facing a possible life in prison.

The teen was reportedly weeks away from dying of starvation and taken to OU Children’s Hospital for treatment. Surgery may be required to remove the sticks and grass from his stomach.

Jimmy Lee Jones Sr, 34; Amy Adkins Jones, 46; Jonathan Luke Plank, 20, and Tyler Joe Adkins, 24

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