Child Predator Arrested in Haywood
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.