03-05-2015, 12:34 AM #1
WH Criminal Background
Father of missing Norfolk teen comments on violent criminal history: ‘My past is my past’
Posted 3:22 pm, March 23, 2015, by Becca Mitchell, Nadeen Yanes and Marissa Jasek, Updated at 01:09am, March 26, 2015
NewsChannel 3 has learned this isn’t the first time Wesley Hadsell has been in handcuffs.
According to a 2005 press release from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Hadsell was indicted for rape, kidnapping, assault and domestic violence.
The press release says the then 27-year-old was indicted on those charges just before his then estranged wife went missing. Those charges were later dropped.
Then a year later in 2006, the U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed Hadsell was arrested again, sentenced to 54 months in jail for a bank robbery in Fredericksburg.
Add that to other convictions NewsChannel 3 found both in North Carolina and Williamsburg. He was convicted on several different charges dating back to 1998, including Burglary and Felonious Restraint. According to court documents, in 1998, when Hadsell was 19-years-old, he was convicted of running away with a 15-year-old girl, who was his girlfriend at the time.
2005 Rape, Kidnapping, Assault and Domestic Violence Jury Indictment and Charges Dropped
2005 Kidnapping, Rape press release
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03-22-2015, 06:21 PM #2
These may be two strikes on WH's record. Can't be 100% sure without lots of research. As for VA, I only saw a minor traffic violation.
WH's North Carolina charges from 1998 (several shown at link)
§ 14-43.3. Felonious restraint
A person commits the offense of felonious restraint if he unlawfully restrains another
person without that person's consent . . . and moves the person from the place of the initial restraint
by transporting him in a motor vehicle. . . . Violation of this section is a Class
F felony. Felonious restraint is considered a lesser included offense of kidnapping.
(ETA: This charge was removed to federal court)
2903.11 (A) Felonious assault.
(A) No person shall knowingly do either of the following:
(1) Cause serious physical harm to another or to another's unborn;
(2) Cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another's unborn by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance.Hooks up!
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04-22-2015, 04:08 PM #3
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04-22-2015, 09:57 PM #5
WH was charged by Illinois State Police with fleeing and eluding in 2005. Unfortunately I can only find a dead link for this charge: www.nbc4i.com/news/4949227.
This lawyer's link has info about this charge in Illinois. Depending upon the case, it could have been charged as a misdemeanor or felony. I haven't had any success thus far in finding the disposition of those charges.
04-22-2015, 10:22 PM #6
I cannot find it now. I do not remember which of the zillion threads it was posted in, and it does not seem to be in the MEDIA thread yet. But the Grand Jury transcripts from 2005, where he was indicted for kidnapping and rape are very revealing. It really shows the more aggressive/violent side of his nature. JMO“Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn
04-22-2015, 10:46 PM #7And twins plus little bro make NINE!! (I really thought we were done when I created this screen name. )
04-22-2015, 10:55 PM #8
04-23-2015, 09:10 AM #9People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent. ~ Bob Dylan
04-23-2015, 01:04 PM #10
The Felonious Restraint indictment is listed as Historical Court Documents. The indictment for the ex-wife's kidnapping is bound in with the 2015 documents.And twins plus little bro make NINE!! (I really thought we were done when I created this screen name. )
04-23-2015, 03:03 PM #11
here is an interesting post from WS archives:
Missing: M Hadsell, 21-year old Delaware Woman
A 21 year old Delaware County woman is missing and the local sheriff is looking for her, and her husband, who's a person of interest in the case.
M Hadsell has been missing since Friday afternoon.
He father Bob T was checking phone messages when he heard one from M.
He said it sounded like she was struggling on the other end and tried to dial 9-1-1.
T called for help, rushed home and began looking for M.
Her parents say M's estranged husband Wesley attacked her last week and he was just indicted for rape, kidnapping and felonious assault.
That's why they believe Wesley is behind her disappearance.
That link is dead now. But interesting comments from her parents. He apparently attacked her more than once.
Last edited by Harmony2; 04-24-2015 at 10:02 AM. Reason: snipped names“Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn
04-23-2015, 03:20 PM #12
So, he kidnapped a week AFTER he was indicted for rape, kidnapping, and felonious assault?
Was she the victim he was originally indicted for, or was it another person?
04-23-2015, 03:29 PM #13
They were found by the cops and he was charged with kidnapping her again. But according to her father she was afraid to testify. So they charged him with the bank robbery and he did prison time for that. But he is no choir boy when it comes to violence against women, imo.“Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn
04-23-2015, 03:32 PM #14
I guess I'm unclear as to why he'd be out of jail after indictment, and be able to kidnap her again.
04-23-2015, 03:42 PM #15
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