Raleigh County Sheriff Scott Van Meter confirmed to Fox Information late Friday that his officers arrested 32-year-old Mary Cathleen Haley at an condominium in Beckley, roughly 60 miles southeast of Charleston. The sheriff beforehand advised Fox Information that Haley was indicted by a grand jury in Smyth County, Va. for alleged larceny on Dec. 10.
On Dec. 11, Haley’s estranged husband, William Scott, turned himself in to the Wythe County Sheriff’s Workplace on Dec. 11 in response to a warrant issued two days earlier stemming from a category 1 misdemeanor cost. Scott was reportedly launched on a private recognizance bond and is due again in courtroom Jan. 7. Throughout a listening to, Scott advised a Virginia Justice of the Peace that he had not seen his spouse in months. Relations say the couple separated in August.
Haley was final seen someday earlier than Dec. 13. Fb messages considered by Fox Information allegedly confirmed that Haley had reached out to a fellow member of a home violence help group, Krissy Musallam, at 2:28 p.m. that day and declared that she had been “beaten pretty bad” by Scott per week earlier. She additionally despatched two selfies exhibiting her with black eyes.
Musallam then suggested her to go to a domestic-violence shelter and Haley expressed frustration that officers weren’t taking her abuse allegations significantly. Musallam advised Fox Information she grew involved when she didn’t hear any extra from Haley and bought no response to an earlier message on Saturday.
In keeping with messages from Haley’s Fb Messenger, a response got here Saturday at 4:32 p.m., stating that “she is fine” and “she is unstable” and that she was “in bed asleep.”
“She was talking about going swimming, but she can’t swim, so I’m not sure,” the particular person writing from Haley’s account, who claimed to be “Haley’s best friend, Steven Vaught,” advised Musallam.
The messages from Haley’s account went on to say that “her husband is a great police officer,” and he or she obtained black eyes as a result of she “fell down steps acting crazy,” Extra messages mentioned Haley was more likely to sleep by means of the next day after Musallam threatened to ship someone for a “welfare check.”
On Saturday night, Musallam requested if she was nonetheless married, and the response got here again that “she always will be now.” Round eight p.m. that evening, the rambling messages from her account insisted that “she fell in the lake” and that she “tried to kill her (sic) self.”
“Rural Retreat Lake,” the messages continued, referring to a 90-acre impoundment lake in Wythe County, Va. “She fell in…. yes she killed herself. She can’t swim.”
When requested why it was not reported, the response got here that “I thought she was k” and “She seemed k she does this.” Later, the messages modified, saying the reasoning was, “I was scared” and “I can’t talk any more mam she is okay,” and “She slipped. I’m sure she’s fine.”
The ramblings continued from her account, with the particular person on the opposite finish declaring that “I thought I should check her messages” and claiming Haley “lied a lot” and was telling individuals “things that was private.” The person additionally expressed being upset that Haley “owned some businesses she wouldn’t put my name on.”
“She never made me happy,” one other message went on “She was talking to some man.”
The messages flipped to the particular person on the opposite finish, claiming to “still work for the state police,” that they have been “just sitting here waiting.”
On Sunday, Dec.15, the dialog with Musallam ended, she mentioned, and there was no additional response from the account. Musallam advised Fox Information she then reached out to a different affiliate of Haley’s who additionally communicated with the lacking girl’s Fb Messenger on Saturday. The messages allegedly coming from her account included, “she’s at peace bro,” “she is where she needs to be,” and “she fell I didn’t kill her,” indicating that her “last words” have been the title of her younger daughter.
The couple reportedly was married for round 14 months, and the id of the particular person utilizing Haley’s Fb Messenger remained unverified.