Will Hayden is an American former gunsmith, television personality, and U.S. Marine. Will Hayden is also a former gun shop owner as well as a convicted child molester. He is popular as the star of the Discovery Channel reality series “Sons of Guns”.

Table of Biography

Birth Facts and Education

Will Hayden was born on June 24, 1965, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is 56 years old and is under the astrological sign, Cancer. He holds American nationality and is of Choctaw descent and his full name is William Michale Hayden.

The name and information regarding Will’s parents are not available until now. Likewise, information related to his other family members such as Hayden’s siblings, cousins, grandparents, relatives, and any others is also not available to date. Most of his family life is unavailable to us.

Regarding Will’s educational background and qualifications, the name of the educational institutions he attended in his time is unknown as of now. But when we consider his age and everything, he must have graduated from both high school and university until and unless he is a dropout.

Moreover, Will Hayden was a firearms enthusiast and often read about weapons and warfare from an early age. He even survived a large house fire as a “three or four-year-old” child. He even stated that his father abused him in a piece, “Sons of Guns: Straight-Shootin Stories” from the Star of the Hit Discovery Series.

And, when Will was 12 years old, he started building firearms, and at 18 years old, he enlisted in the Marines, serving for six years and achieving the rank of sergeant.

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Caption: Will Hayden and her daughter (Source: Daily Mail)

Career and Professional Life

Will Hayden began his own construction and refrigeration business while working on guns on the side after returning home from the service. And, his side business started to take off, and in the year 1999, he was able to sell his main business and officially opened “Red Jacket Firearms”.

Likewise, his firm’s first commercial order was from a large distributor, “Manotick Firearms” for twenty rifles. And, Will was able to receive nationwide fame “Sons of Guns” aired from 2011 until 2014. It is a reality TV program focusing on the specialized firearm builds at Red Jacket – aired on Discovery Channel.

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Caption: Will Hayden’s program, “Sons of Guns” (Source: Amazon)

Rape Conviction

Will Hayden was arrested and charged with molestation of a juvenile and aggravated crimes against nature on August 11, 2014. But he claimed that the allegations were false and made in retaliation by a vengeful ex-girlfriend. Subsequently, the law charged him with the rape of a child based on the statements of the victim. These charges led to the cancellation of “Sons of Guns”. In addition to this, his older daughter accused him of aggravated rape. His daughter told police that her father raped her 22 years before when she was 12 years old.

As a result of this last charge, the law raised Hayden’s bail from $200K to $350K, and in January 2015, he pleaded not guilty. Likewise, he was convicted of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape, of two girls over the course of two decades on April 7, 2017.

Then, on May 11 of that year, the judge sentenced to two life sentences (mandatory for aggravated rape), to run concurrently, plus 40 years, to run consecutively, in prison. Also, he is not eligible for any parole, probation. Or suspension of sentence, and will spend the rest of his life in custody.

Furthermore, after pleading no contest to the charges facing him, Hayden was sentenced by Livingston Parish Judge Robert Morrison to a third life sentence for rape on July 12, 2017. As of now, he has been sentenced to three life sentences plus 40 years and transferred to Louisiana State Penitentiary.

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Caption: Will Hayden in jail (Source: Scoopnest)

Relationship Status

Will Hayden’s wife’s name is Rachel Hayden. The couple resided in the Greenwell Springs area of Central, Louisiana, USA. They have a daughter together and her name is Stephanie. Their daughter tied the knot with their son-in-law Kris Ford who appeared on the show as well as worked at Red Jacket.

Body Measurements

The body measurements of Will Hayden are not available until now and are still under review. Moreover, Hayden has brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Social Media and Net Worth

Will Hayden is not active on any social media platforms and doesn’t own any social accounts until now. He is in jail and is not allowed to use any of the electronic devices and social media. According to celebritynetworth, Hayden has a net worth of $1.75 million.

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