Myarklamiss.com is reporting that 30-year-old Brad Phillips of Independence, LA was arrested on a mind-blowing 500 charges of child pornography.  According to the report, the charges were split right down the middle, with 250 counts involving juveniles 13 years old and above, and 250 counts with children under the age of 13.

This story is more than disturbing.  The arrest sent shock waves through the small community of Independence, where the 30-year old bar owner seems to be well liked. According to Mayor Angelo Mannino:

You know rumors spread and a lot of times the truth gets taken away from the actual incident, but it's been surprising to everybody really."  "That's the thing. We can't just rush to judgment and say he's guilty until we know all of the facts ... It's been emotional for everybody in town. It really has ... Very shocked, very shocked."

As of this morning, Phillips was in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail under a $1 million bond.