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October 21, 2020

Child Predator Arrested in Haywood

William Ray Hartsell

William Ray Hartsell, 27, of Charlotte, N.C. was arrested in Haywood County on September 23, 2020 by the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division. His arrest came several weeks after an online investigation to identify child predators. Detectives arranged a meeting inside Haywood County where Hartsell was taken into custody without incident. Haywood County Sheriff’s Office charged Hartsell with Solicitation of a Minor by Computer. Hartsell was placed in the Haywood County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. 

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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