According to npsheriff.org, Goldonna Police Chief Joseph C. Hines was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center at 11:33 PM last night on Cruelty to a Juvenile – Non-Violent charges. There is currently no bond amount listed on the website.
The charges allegedly stem from an investigation by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office into the abuse of a child residing in Hines’ home. The abuse was brought to authorities’ attention from a series of three videos posted on Facebook by the child’s mother and uncle.
The case is still under investigation by the Department of Child and Family Services and the NPSO.
This story is still developing and will be updated when more information is released.