Garland County Sheriff Deputy Neil Parliment is in Union County Jail on hold for the U.S. Marshals Service.
Parliment, 39, was booked into the Union County Jail on Thursday. No law enforcement officials have confirmed why he’s being held.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office had no information on Parliment’s charges, other than he was being held for federal law enforcement.
According to the office of Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, a press release will be forthcoming about Parliment’s arrest.
Parliment is the Marine Patrol Commander for the Garland County Sheriff’s Office.
The Garland County Sheriff’s Public Information Office has not returned calls seeking information or comments on Parliment’s arrest. Sheriff Larry Sanders was not immediately available for comment.
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UPDATE: A Garland County Sheriff’s deputy is arrested and being held for the U.S. Marshals.
Neil Parliment was arrested for engaging in prostitution, according to Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, and Randall C. Coleman, FBI Special Agent in Charge said . A release from Eldridge’s office said Parliment, a marine patrol officer, enticed an individual to engage in the criminal act.
“The charge against the officer in this case-involving enticing a person across state lines for prostitution-is a serious one that our task force is committed to aggressively investigating,” Coleman said.
The complaint against Parliment states that from January to June of 2013, he arranged for and facilitated the travel of a prostitute working out of Memphis to come to Hot Springs for the purposes of exchanging sexual activity for money. Over the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Parliment had not only engaged the services of the prostitute himself but also facilitated meetings and introductions between the prostitute and others for sexual activity.
If convicted, Parliment faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
This case was investigated by the FBI Denied Innocence Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Dustin Roberts is prosecuting the case for the United States.