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ESPD Investigating Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

Last Updated on October 9, 2022 by S Jason Cole

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Excelsior Springs Missouri Police Department with a reported kidnapping and sexual assault investigation in the 300 block of Old Orchard. A woman reported to Excelsior Springs Police at 7:47 a.m. today that she had been held against her will and sexually assaulted.

ESPD worked with our investigators to take a potential suspect into custody.

Police are awaiting a search warrant.

UPDATE: 10/07/22 – 8:45pm
(we will continue to make updates as they are made available)

It is now being reported that charges have been filed against Timothy Haslett, Jr. who is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, and second-degree assault. This investigation is expected to take days, possibly weeks to complete.

Tim Haslett, Jr. has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, and second-degree assault.
Lt. Dowdy gives a press conference on details of the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault in Excelsior Springs
Neighbor Missy Hancock says Haslett was “weird” and “mountain-manish”
Matthew White whose mother lives near the crime scene recalled the weird vibe he got when delivering pizzas to Haslett’s home.

UPDATE: 10/09/22 9:17 PM

The roads around the alleged crime scene have been reopened to traffic. Excelsior Springs Police Chief, Gregory Dull released a statement saying, “Numerous items have been recovered from the residence and the process of examining and evaluating those items will begin this week, to determine if any other crimes may have been committed.” We are also expecting the release of other important documents, including the probable cause statements and the results of the cadaver dog report.

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Additional Coverage

Woman in Excelsior Springs reportedly escapes kidnapping, assault – Fox 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
Excelsior Springs police and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a woman reported escaping a kidnapping and sexual assault.

Excelsior Springs police investigating alleged kidnapping, sexual assault – KMBC
A woman reported to Excelsior Springs this morning at 7:47 a.m. that she had been kidnapped, held against her will and sexually assaulted.

Excelsior Springs police investigate alleged kidnapping, sexual assault. Suspect in custody – Kansas City Star
A woman in Excelsior Springs said she was held against her will and sexually assaulted. A suspect was taken into custody by ESPD and Clay County …

Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigating reported kidnapping and sexual assault in Excelsior Springs – KCTV5
Friday that she had been held against her will and sexually assaulted. Excelsior Springs Police worked to take a potential suspect into custody, the …

Excelsior Springs police investigate alleged kidnapping, sexual assault. Suspect in custody – AOL
The woman contacted police in Excelsior Springs at 7:47 a.m., saying she had been held against her will and sexually assaulted in the 300 block of Old …

Authorities investigating reported kidnapping, sexual assault in Excelsior Springs – KSHB
The Clay County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Excelsior Springs Police Department in investigating a reported kidnapping and sexual …


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1 thought on “ESPD Investigating Kidnapping, Sexual Assault”

  1. We appreciate you so much. We find out more local information from your post than
    any other place……even the Standard. Keep up the good work.

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