The Benton Police Department recently obtained information regarding possible domestic violence involving a BNPD officer.
Subsequent investigation led to an arrest warrant being served today for Sergeant Jeff Parsons for the charges of:
- Domestic Battery 3rd Degree,
- Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member (Class D felony),
- Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree (Class D felony) and
- Interference with Emergency Communication.
Parsons, an 18-year veteran of law enforcement, remains on administrative leave pending outcome of the investigation. This remains an ongoing criminal and internal investigation. More information may be released as it becomes available.