This is just sickening. Will Hayden, founder of Red Jacket Firearms which was featured on the Discovery show Sons of Guns, has been arrested for aggravated rape. He has been accused of raping his 11 year old daughter. Hayden was arrested earlier this month for molestation of a juvenile. Discovery have cancelled the show. Fox News reports …
Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden has been arrested again, this time for aggravated rape, according to documents sent to FOX411 by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
The allegations have prompted the cancellation of his Discovery Channel series.
“Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of ‘Sons of Guns’ and cancel the series,” the network said in a statement.
Hayden is accused of raping a minor “almost daily” since March 2013 and taking her virginity when she was 11 years old. TMZ reports the girl is Hayden’s daughter.
During an interview with detectives, the alleged victim said she did not report the sexual abuse because she was afraid Hayden would hurt her. The most recent abuse of the now-12-year-old girl occurred during July 2014, according to the documents.
Red Jacket posted this notice on their website …
Red Jacket Firearms LLC. has initiated and received full legal separation as an entity, from William M. Hayden.
With heavy hearts, we will be continuing to operate and ensure the fulfillment of new customer orders, back orders and to provide support to those affected by these new developments. WE are the Heart and Soul of Red Jacket and will remain steadfast in our committment to quality and our customers, for years to come.
Red Jacket Firearms is dead. Nobody is going to want a gun with their logo on it. I expect Stephanie Hayden Ford (and/or whoever else owns the company now) will rebrand it.
I was once asked by producers of the show if I wanted to appear on one of the episodes. This morning I breathed a deep sigh of relief that TFB and I never got involved with the company or show.