Kansas

Dad of missing boy held on $10M bond after unidentified human remains found in his Kansas barn

  • FILE - This file photo provided by Wyandotte County Detention Center shows Michael A. Jones. Jones made his first court appearance Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, on child abuse charges that were filed after police responded to an armed disturbance that led them to discover human remains at a barn on his property. (Wyandotte County Detention Center via AP, File)

    FILE - This file photo provided by Wyandotte County Detention Center shows Michael A. Jones. Jones made his first court appearance Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, on child abuse charges that were filed after police responded to an armed disturbance that led them to discover human remains at a barn on his property. (Wyandotte County Detention Center via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo is the Kansas City, Kan., house where Michael Jones was arrested after reports of a disturbance. Jones made his first court appearance Monday and is being held on $10 million bond on child abuse charges related to his missing 7-year-old son that were filed after human remains were found on a barn on his rural property. (Rich Sugg/The Kansas City Star via AP)

    In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo is the Kansas City, Kan., house where Michael Jones was arrested after reports of a disturbance. Jones made his first court appearance Monday and is being held on $10 million bond on child abuse charges related to his missing 7-year-old son that were filed after human remains were found on a barn on his rural property. (Rich Sugg/The Kansas City Star via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Kansas man is being held on $10 million bond after police were made aware of his missing 7-year-old son and found unidentified human remains on his property.

Michael A. Jones made his first court appearance Monday. The 44-year-old Kansa City bail bondsman is charged with child abuse, aggravated battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Prosecutors say he doesn't appear to have an attorney.

Police were called to Jones' home Wednesday to respond to an unspecified disturbance. While there, investigators were told Jones' son had been missing "for an extended period of time."

Police didn't say who told officers about the boy, but say human remains were later found in Jones' barn. Prosecutors say Jones is accused of assaulting a woman and "torturing or cruelly beating" his 7-year-old son.