We understand that the child abuse charges brought against former “Sons of Guns” stars Stephanie Hayden Ford and Kris Ford have been dropped. We also have a report that Red Jacket Firearms “owner” Will Hayden was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape, to which he pleaded not guilty. If convicted of aggravated rape, he faces a mandatory life sentence.
We also understand that “Chief Operating Officer” (TV term) Joe Meaux has been the actual owner of RJF apparently since Will Hayden got in trouble with the ATF over sloppy record keeping and inventory control and lost his FFL several years ago. The corporate structure of the company portrayed on TV was apparently just a big fake. That explains how Hayden got fired from the company he “owned” I suppose.
Meaux has since changed the name of the business to Meaux Guns and Ammo and excluded the Fords, who have their own Airsoft play place and CCW school.
Will Hayden has also now been ordered by a Baton Rouge state judge to pay more than $130,000 to his former business licensing partners, including Joe Meaux, who accused Hayden in a breach of contract lawsuit of entering into a secret trademark licensing pact with a Texas auto dealership that netted him thousands of dollars from the sale of Red Jacket Firearms edition Jeep Wranglers.