Man Charged with Child Molestation on the Run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He has had run-ins with the law before and now authorities say a man is running from the law, charged with child molestation.

A Freedom Bail Bonds agent said he’s encountered frustrating dead ends to try to get 53-year-old Thomas L. Stone in custody.

Kevin Vetsch said Stone could also be going by the name “Gary Stone”.  He said with the list of criminal offenses, he wants Stone caught.

He has a table full of information on Stone and even a family and friends chart for him.

“Many of the other people we deal with deal with small time crime or traffic offenses and stuff like that, just fail to appear in court and those are fixable ones. This guy is not fixable. He needs to be locked up. He needs to be put away,” Vetsch said.

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office said a warrant went out for Stone on Jan. 10.  That was the day Stone failed to appear in court for his child molestation charge, according to online court records.

Vestch said stone wrote a note to his brother, inferring he was leaving town with his wife Sandra.

“We think he might of went to Clearwater, Florida. We also think he might of went to Texas, the Corpus Christi area, and if he did in fact go down there, he’s got a chance of going to Mexico,” Vetsch said.

Stone’s bond is set at $80,000.

Vetsch said Freedom Bail Bonds is on that bond for $50,000, meaning if agents can’t find Stone, the company will have to pay up. But Vetsch said that’s not the primary reason they want Stone caught.

“Our biggest concern right now is getting him locked up because he could be with another child,” Stone said.

Online court records reveal Stone also plead guilty in 1994 to sodomy and rape charges. Then he failed to register as a sex offender in 2001.

Stone served time in prison for both.

“It’s frustrating. It’s very frustrating. We’re on this 24/7 right now.  We’re asking for help from anybody,” Vetsch said.

Vestch said Stone and his wife drink, so they may frequent liquor stores.  He also said the couple might visit some sort of medical facility because Stone’s wife is sick.

If you have any information, call the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.

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