Judge denies bond for father of missing Norfolk teen

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Norfolk, Va. - A judge denied bond Friday for the adoptive father of a missing Norfolk teen.

Wesley Hadsell, 36, is charged with four counts of obstruction of justice, one count of breaking and entering, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Anjelica Hadsell

Anjelica Hadsell

The charges stem from an incident that occurred between March 6th and March 8th, just days after his adoptive daughter, Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell, disappeared.

Wesley Hadsell

Wesley Hadsell

AJ disappeared from her home in the Tarrallton area of Norfolk. She was home for Spring Break from Longwood University. Investigators previously said they do not believe foul play was involved in her disappearance.

NewsChannel 3 had the opportunity to ask Hadsell questions about his criminal past and how some may believe he had something to do with AJ Hadsell's disappearance.

"I don't know where my daughter is, I don't have any information about this case as far as I can bring closure to this case. My past is my past. Everyone that knows me knows my past."

We asked him what he would say to AJ, and he broke down saying he'd tell her he loved her and that her family loves her.

The public defender would not allow Hadsell to discuss his current charges and why he's in jail right now. We asked him if he was a suspect in the case and he says he did not know.

In court on Friday, prosecutors say Wesley Hadsell interfered in the police investigation of his daughter's disappearance and threatened witnesses.


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  • Getoffmylawn

    Since the family has banished News Channel 3 now, why not head back and get another riveting interview with this loser? Only thing you all have now in this case. LOL

  • Vicki

    This poor man is desperate to find his daughter. Should we say that only law-abiding people have a right to be concerned for their children? He is desperate and has landed himself in jail. Who would not do the same in similar circumstances?

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