Man charged with 3 counts of inappropriate behavior


 James M. McCrory, 51, of Quitman is charged with three counts of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. He was arrested by NPSO detectives following a six-month investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior with a juvenile between the ages of 10-12 in 2000-02.

The alleged incidents occurred while the victim attended church gatherings at a north Natchitoches Parish church. During the investigation, detectives interviewed several witnesses and collected statements concerning the alleged incident.

As a result, deputies obtained sufficient evidence and probable cause to obtain criminal arrest warrants signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court judge for his arrest.

McCrory was released on a $30,000 bond with a protective order issued with the conditions of bond, that the suspect have no contact with the victim, do not possess any firearms, must not possess or consume any alcoholic beverages, unauthorized prescription medications or any illegal controlled dangerous substances and refrain from criminal activity.

No further information is being released at this time.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Amber Shirley at 357-7830.

In the March 13, 2021, print edition