A youth sports official in Cherokee County, Georgia who had been arrested during an underage sex sting fatally shot himself in the head while out on bail.
Brent Parton, 38, had been charged with two counts of obscene internet contact with children and sexual exploitation of children following a weeks-long investigation into his online activity, during which he was “sexting” with an officer posing as a 12-year-old girl. On Feb. 28, Parton was released from jail on $10,500 bond. Then on Monday, he apparently shot himself in the head. Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jay Baker told AJC.com.