LEESVILLE, LA (KPLC) - An Oakdale man is accused of desecrating a grave, among a slew of other charges, according to a news release from the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Sam Craft reports that 31-year-old Keith Aaron Hernandez is accused of burning and damaging a grave after a dispute.
Craft said that on Wednesday, deputies received a complaint that Hernandez was making harassing phone calls to three individuals.
Following an investigation, he was arrested on three counts of improper telephone communications. Bond was set at $3,000.
Craft said additionally, on Thursday, deputies received a separate complaint that Hernandez had gone to a local cemetery and damaged a grave.
The discovery was reportedly made by a family member.
"The complainant and members of the decedent's family were extremely distressed over the incident which they did report immediately," Craft said in a news release.
Craft said that deputies found several flower arrangements and decorative items burned on top of the grave site.
Hernandez is additionally facing charges of desecration of a grave, simple arson and criminal mischief.
Bond on those charges was set at $8,050.
Hernandez remains in the Vernon Parish Jail. A hold was placed on him by the Louisiana Office of Probation and Parole.