William Michale Hayden is an ex-American gunsmith, TV personality, U.S. Manager of the Marine and Arms shop. He is popular as the host of the Sons of Guns 2011–2014 in the Discovery Channel reality series. He was convicted of sex crimes, received three life sentences in April and July 2017, and is currently serving those sentences in the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Caption: Sons of Guns in Discovery channel
Will Hayden: Early Life, Education, and Family
The reality tv start was born on 24 June 1965 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is partially from Choctaw descent. He was an enthusiast of guns from an early age and often wrote about weapons and battle.
Hayden has survived a large house fire as a boy “three or four years old.” In an interview in 2011, he said he recalled, “waking up to the fire,’ eating me up,’… burning the bed, the sheets, space.” The tv star also reported that in a piece titled Sons of Guns: Straight-Shootin’ Stories from the Star of the Hit Discovery Show, his father abused him. He says in the article, “Hell when I was five, he put me through a wall with a punch… From that moment on I learned that I had to choose my battles carefully. Really carefully. Every fight that I could get up and walk away from was a win. ”
He started building weapons by age 12. In addition, Marines enlisted him when he was 18, serving for six years, and attaining the rank of sergeant.
Will Hayden: Career and achievements
The tv reality star started his own construction and refrigeration firm while working side-by-side weapons. Likewise, his side business began to take off, selling his main business in 1999, and formally opening Red Jacket Firearms. The company name is an adaptation of the name of his mother, Osguma, which in Choctaw means “red jacket.” The first commercial order for the company was for twenty rifles from a major dealer named Manotick Firearms. From 2011 to 2014, the tv reality star received national fame when Sons of Guns aired on Discovery Channel, a reality TV program focusing on Red Jacket’s specialized firearm buildings. On 26 August 2014, it was public that Red Jacket Firearms obtained a legal separation from Hayden as an entity.
Caption: Sons of Guns
Will Hayden: Personal life, Wife, and Arrest
Will Hayden married Rachel Hayden and the couple has a child, Stephanie, born in 1986.
In addition, the tv reality star was arrested on 11 August 2014 on charges of molesting juvenile and aggravating crimes against nature. However, he claimed the allegations were false and a vengeful ex-girlfriend, the mother of the 12-year-old girl, made in retaliation. He was subsequently charged with rape of a child based on the statements of the victim.
The charges led to Sons of Guns canceling. In addition, the former tv star was accused by his oldest daughter of aggravated rape. She told police that her father had raped her 22 years ago when she was 12. She came forward after there were claims against her father. His bail increased from $200,000 to $350,000 as a result of that last allegation. He pleaded not guilty in January 2015. The judge removed Hayden’s three private attorneys from the case in August 2015, at the request of the lawyers. The lawyers said that confidential conditions for their representation had not been fulfilled but that they and Hayden had “no bitterness.” The tv star was represented by a human rights defender.
On 7 April 2017, the tv reality star was convicted over the course of two decades of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape, two girls. On 11 May 2017 the court sentences him to run simultaneously, plus 40 years, in jail, to run consecutively. Likewise, he is not eligible for any parole, probation, or sentencing suspension, and will spend the remainder of his life in prison.
On 12 July 2017, the court sentenced him to a third life sentence for rape by Livingston Parish Judge Robert Morrison after pleading no contest to the charges against him. Morrison ordered the new sentence to run simultaneously with the sentences previously ordered by him. Additionally, the court sentenced him to three life sentences plus 40 years and transferred to the state penitentiary in Louisiana.
Will Hayden: Net Worth and Social Media
As a US business owner and former reality TV star, Hayden has a net worth of $1.75 million. He gained his net worth as the founder and owner of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana based Red Jacket Firearms LLC.
Talking about his availability on social media platforms, he is not available on any.
Will Hayden: Body Measurements
The former tv personality, his height is 1.68 meters and his weight is 90 kg. Further information regarding his body measurements is not available.