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Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle

As your Sheriff, it is my privilege to serve the citizens of DeSoto Parish. I would like to thank you for your trust and confidence. As promised from the beginning of my very first term, I will continue to have an open door, be a working Sheriff and respect all people that seek assistance from this office. Our mission, together with the communities of DeSoto Parish, is to make our parish a place where all people can live, work and visit safely without fear. If you have any questions about your sheriff’s office, please feel free to contact me or any member of my staff.

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Local Fisherman Rescued from Toledo Bend

Press Release
July 10, 2015
Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle would like to announce the rescue of a fisherman from Toledo Bend. On July 9, 2015 at about 10:36 p.m., DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a subject who stated a local fisherman had not been seen or heard from in some time. Dispatchers were able to identify the subject and notified deputies of the call for service. Deputies began search and rescue operations and requested assistance from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office rescue boat was deployed in conjunction with a LDWF boat. Sheriff Arbuckle and other deputies searched an area of the lake, locally known as Tucker Lake, where they believed the missing fisherman may have been fishing. Sheriff Arbuckle and deputies were able to locate the missing subject in this area at about 01:08 a.m. It was later found that the individual had fallen out of the boat while wearing a personal flotation device (PFD), also known as a life jacket or vest. Upon trying to re-enter the boat, the subject suffered a heart attack and was unable to get in the boat or call for assistance. Sheriff Arbuckle and deputies pulled the man from the water and returned him to land. DeSoto EMS were contacted and EMS personnel tended to him before he was transported for treatment. ReadMore...

Human Trafficking Case Closed

Press Release
July 10, 2015
Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Investigations Division

Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle would like to announce the arrest of two individuals involved in the molestation and human trafficking of juveniles. On July 5, 2015, DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a mandatory reporter of a possible rape. Detectives were dispatched and discovered that two juveniles were taken to a location by a relative and one juvenile was molested while another juvenile was forced to watch. It was also found the juveniles were supplied alcohol and marijuana during this encounter. Detectives identified the suspects as Queisha Johnson (B/F – DOB: 08/27/1980) of Mansfield, LA and Willie King Jr. (B/M – DOB: 06/17/1979) of Mansfield, LA. Following interviews with Ms. Johnson and Mr. King, both were arrested. Ms. Johnson was arrested for the offenses of LA R.S. 14:92 Contributing to the Delinquency of Juveniles, LA R.S. 14:81 Indecent Behavior with Juveniles, and LA R.S. 14:46.2 Human Trafficking. Mr. Johnson was arrested on the charges of LA R.S. 14:92 Contributing to the Delinquency of Juveniles, LA R.S. 14:81 Indecent Behavior with Juveniles, and LA R.S. 14:81.2 Molestation of a Juvenile. Both Ms. Johnson and Mr. King were booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center on the above charges.  ReadMore...