The boy was interviewed and told authorities Kris Ford struck him with a belt that was possibly leather while his mother was in the room.Bond was set at ,000 for each, according to jail records.He is a past volunteer instructor with Project Appleseed.
An emotional Stephanie Hayden Ford sat down with Dr.
Phil on Thursday, telling the talk show host her father touched her inappropriately when she was 12-years-old. Her father, Will Hayden -- founder of Baton Rouge-based Red Jacket Firearms and the star of "Sons of Guns," a now-canceled reality TV show on Discovery Channel -- is being held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, booked on multiple counts of rape.
Two more stars of the canceled TV show “Sons of Guns” were arrested Friday.
Kris Ford, 31, was booked on a count of cruelty to juveniles, while his wife, Stephanie Hayden Ford, 29, faces a count of being a principal to cruelty to juveniles, according to Livingston Parish jail records available online. The allegations were levied by William Scott, who has a 9-year-old son with Stephanie Ford.
It is not the first time the gun-dealing family has run afoul of the law in cases involving the mistreatment of children.
Patriarch Will Hayden, father of Stephanie Ford, was arrested in August after he was accused of molesting a young girl.
As on the Discovery Channel series Myth Busters, this show practices a degree of self-censorship and safety-consciousness.
Each episode begins with a staff member (usually Will) warning viewers not to try anything demonstrated on the show at home.
According to TMZ.com, during a routine inspection by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in 2009, Red Jacket could not account for ten registered firearm parts.
In a settlement, William Hayden and Stephanie Hayden surrendered their gun-making licenses and were allowed to choose a licensed individual to control Red Jacket.
“Sons of Guns” was a popular show on Discovery before the allegations against Hayden caused the show to immediately be shut down.