2 'Sons of Guns' reality stars arrested on cruelty to juvenile charges

Published: Oct. 24, 2014 at 8:16 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 24, 2014 at 11:43 PM CDT
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LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Two stars of the now canceled reality show "Sons of Guns" have been arrested on child abuse charges.

Warrants were issued Thursday by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for the arrest of Kristafor Ford and his wife Stephanie Hayden. According to the arrest warrant from Livingston Parish, Kristafor is accused of hitting a 9-year-old with a leather belt on the child's lower, right thigh. Reports say there was a large bruise on the child's thigh and buttocks area.

Ford was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with cruelty to a juvenile.

Stephanie Hayden was arrested Friday and charged with principal to cruelty to a juvenile because she was allegedly in the room when the incident happened.

Ford is married to Stephanie Hayden, who is the daughter of Will Hayden. All three worked for Red Jacket Firearms, which was the focus of the reality TV show.

Investigators are looking into criminal cases against Will Hayden. He is accused of raping and molesting a number of young women.

Hayden's daughter Stephanie claimed her father touched her inappropriately when she was 12 years old. He has not been charged in that case.

Hayden has been arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated rape and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile, all separate victims. Two of the rape charges are in East Baton Rouge Parish, the other rape charge and indecent behavior charge is out of Livingston Parish.

The Discovery Channel announced the "Sons of Guns" series was canceled after Hayden was charged with the first accusation of aggravated rape of a 12-year-old.

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