The previous skilled wrestler William Albert “Billy Jack” Haynes was arrested on suspicion of homicide Feb. 9 after an hourslong standoff with police within the Lents neighborhood. This afternoon, police introduced he’s suspected of killing his spouse, Janette Becraft.
Haynes, 70, grew up in Portland and made a reputation for himself in nationwide wrestling circles within the mid-Nineteen Eighties, wrestling within the World Wrestling Federation and, notably, in Wrestlemania III. After Haynes’ profession pale, he returned to Portland and opened a fitness center and a regional wrestling promotion.
He retired from the ring within the early Nineties and hung round Portland, a hulking determine slowed by continual knee accidents and, he would later allege in an unsuccessful lawsuit in opposition to the WWF, head accidents from repeated blows within the ring.
Portland police despatched disaster negotiation and tactical groups to Southeast one centesimal Avenue on Friday morning, locking down the neighborhood after a report of a taking pictures. The person inside the house finally surrendered to police. That man, who police now say is Haynes, is in police custody at a neighborhood hospital. Police say he’ll be booked in jail and formally charged within the coming days.