Jaica Rowley Didn't Want Her Son to Leave Home, So She Zip-Tied Him in the Backyard

Jaica Rowley
Out of all the parenting methods used to keep an kid from leaving the house, keeping him zip-tied in the backyard probably isn't the best way.

According to the Mesa cops who found a bloody 11-year-old boy with his feet zip-tied together, and his hands zip-tied to a porch in his mom's backyard, it's child abuse.

According to Mesa police Detective Steve Berry, a neighbor called police Wednesday evening, saying he heard what sounded like a woman possibly hitting a man.

Police found 36-year-old Jaica Rowley at the home, and she told officers that her 11-year-old son was "out of control," and she was taking her 3-year-old daughter to go pay a bill.

Officers asked where the 11-year-old was, and she didn't really beat around the bush -- she told the cops she left him zip-tied in the backyard.

Sure enough, the boy was there, with his hands zip-tied to a support pole on the porch, and his feet zip-tied together.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, Rowley zip-tied her son because he was grounded, and she didn't want him to leave while she was gone.

Police also blood on one of the boy's hands, as well as on the porch, and Rowley explained that the boy was yelling about her putting on the zip-ties too tight the first time, so she tried to cut them off with scissors, and ended up cutting one of his fingers.

Police also spoke to the neighbor, and he said he hears Rowley yelling at her kids on a weekly basis, but decided to phone up the cops after hearing a few things that disturbed him -- for example, according to Berry "one of which was to lay with his face down and if he made a sound she would kill him."

Rowley was booked on charges of child abuse and unlawful imprisonment. Child Protective Services took custody of her children.

According to court documents, Rowley's currently unemployed.

A judge ordered that Rowley be released from jail, and be placed on house arrest.

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She received no time and has custody of her children and is still out of control as a parent. Another system fail!


I smell meth all over this story.  No drug-testing?  Guess she's not getting gubmint assistance or ole jan would have had lots of it done.  And, BTW, why do we continue not to hear or read about her sons? We know about two, one dead, the other confined for twenty-some years as mentally criminally insane.  And what about number three?  Alive or not?  Not asking for invasion of his privacy  [God knows he probably needs it], but I read somewhere.....


That neighbor needs to learn how to mind his own business.  Moron.  Good for her.  Tie that little bastard down so he doesnt run away and create chaos in our society.  Good Mom. 

eric.nelson745 topcommenter

This so-called mom is no June Cleaver. Have her spend a cupla years at Casa Perryville.

MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Why was this piece of shit placed on house arrest instead of remanded to custody? Seems to me she's getting of easy.


Way to go.... Neighbor.... (high five)  U acted in such a humanly  manner..  Poor child  must   be happy that his abuser no long has accsess to mistreating him.  I know there is a whole lot more behind not only the title of this story but behind closed doors.  I mean didn't the mother ever stop and wonder instead of taking things into her own hands, seek help in diciplining her child. I mean,   any child would run for their life if  knowingly their chances of being tied to a pole are at high risk... No adult moreless a child would agree to be treated like an animal rather than a human  being.... She (the mother)  should loose all rights of any children under her supervision for the sake of  childs well being...

danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967  house arrest is the new rage for any crimes in Az. look at Arrodondo. pretty soon there wont be any prisons out here...they will just send you to your room for a time-out


@danzigsdaddy @MaskedMagician1967 Not true. AZ just signed a new contract with Corrections Corp of America with guaranteed minimum occupancy (meaning us tax payers pay CCA regardless of how many beds are used) so crank up those jail terms so Jan's owners at the CCA can make their $$$$.

danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public  okay i stand corrected, i meant you go to your room for a time out if you are a corrupt politician. good catch, i tried to slip that one in, but you got me. crime isnt deemed punishment worthy if you are a politician

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