Farmerville man arrested for sexual crimes against church youth

A Farmerville man has been arrested and charged with having sexual contact with multiple minor children who attended the church where his wife worked as a youth minister.
Dan S. Parker, 45, of Farmerville surrendered to Union Parish Sheriff’s Deputies Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to Sheriff Dusty Gates.
The charges stem from a complaint investigators received from a victim’s parents. The complaint alleged the husband of a youth minister at an area church inappropriately touched a juvenile member of that church. While interviewing witnesses, UPSO investigators learned of an additional juvenile victim and similar, additional crimes that occurred as far back as 2020, both at the church and in the suspect’s home, according to Gates.
Parker is charged with six counts of Sexual Battery, which is a misdemeanor, and six counts of Indecent Behavior with Juveniles, which is a felony. Parker was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center.

Man arrested for
shooting at home
A Farmerville man has been arrested following a complaint of shots fired in the Crossroads community of Farmerville last week.
On Feb. 15, the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of a shots fired at a residence near Crossroads. Deputies learned that a male subject was observed in the victim’s yard with a rifle. The victim testified the male pointed the rifle toward the residence, where three people were standing, and fired two shots.
After a brief investigation, Sidney Harold “Hank” Smith, 62, of Farmerville, was identified as the shooter. Deputies were unable to immediately locate Smith and warrants were issued for his arrest.
Smith was arrested without incident and booked into the Union Parish Detention Center on charges of charges of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Illegal Use of a Weapon or Dangerous Instrumentalities, Carrying of Firearm by Convicted Felon. A Third District judge set Smith’s bond at $170,000.

Other UPSO
Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates said recent criminal patrol resulted in the following arrests:
Kedron S. Booker, 31, Homer: Possession of Schedule II Narcotics
Jonathan Brock Ledford, 36, Farmerville: Warrant for Domestic Abuse Battery, Flight from an Officer (4 cts.)
Terrill Dashon Wilson, 33, Downsville: Distribution of Schedule I Narcotics, Distribution of Schedule IV Narcotics

FPD releases
arrest report
The Farmerville Police Department reported the following felony arrests during the past two weeks:
Antania Gipson, 23, Farmerville, arrested for Theft. Tynisha Bragg, 38, Farmerville, arrested for Possession of Schedule II- Methamphetamine. Akeem Walker, 25, Farmerville arrested for Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and Resisting an Officer James Douglas Jr., 33, of Farmerville was arrested for fail Failure to Appear, No Proof of Insurance, No MVI and Accessory after the Fact to Attempted Second Degree Murder. James Douglas Sr., 47, Farmerville was arrested Attempted Second Degree Murder. Shawanna Fields, 44 years of age, Farmerville was arrested for Accessory after the Fact to Attempted Second Degree Murder.

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