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Repeat Domestic Battery Suspect Arrested


                On May 14, 2023, around 5:48 pm, Officer Russel Parsons was dispatched to a reported domestic battery in the 2300 block of Broadway.

When the officers arrived, they quickly discovered that the victim had been hit with a plate of spaghetti and been pushed. Officers developed enough evidence to arrest Roy Louis Peterson, 60 of Parsons, for domestic battery. Roy was arrested and transported without incident. Roy has been arrested for the second time in two months for domestic battery against the same victim. 

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, "we have a problem in our community with domestic battery. It is equated to the Parsons dirty secret. There are programs and nonprofits that can help in a community our size, but it takes community buy into get them off the ground and running. We have a definite need for these places, but we need leaders in the community to take the charge and lets us partner with them to bring some help and education to the battered spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, and family members of the community."            

This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to "See It, Hear It, Report It." If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at tips@parsonspd.com.

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Roy Peterson May 2023