Excelsior Springs police say man charged after woman reports kidnapping, sexual assault

NOTE: Details in this story may be considered graphic to some. Court documents released Tuesday detail more of the horror a woman says she went through before escaping from a home in Excelsior Springs last week. Probable cause documents from this case outline what officers saw when they first arrived on the scene.Documents state that officers were dispatched to a home after someone called 911 to say a woman, who showed obvious signs of having been restrained, showed up at the caller’s residence to say she had been held hostage since September.When they arrived, officers found a 22-year-old woman wearing latex lingerie and a metal collar around her neck with a padlock. The woman also had duct tape around her neck. The woman told officers that “a man by the name of Timothy” picked her up on Prospect at the beginning of September. Documents say she told officers that “Timothy” kept her in a small room in the basement that he had built. She said she had been restrained with handcuffs on her wrists and ankles.Excelsior Springs Police Chief Gregory Dull says his officers had this home on old orchard surrounded moments after the woman escaped. “She was able to point out the house to us from the back of the ambulance on the way to the hospital,” Dull said. “We were able to keep him from getting back into the house and possibly destroying evidence.”The woman, identified only by her initials in court documents, said she was able to get free when the suspect left to take his child to school.Police noted in the documents that Excelsior Springs EMS crews worked to remove the lock from the collar the woman was wearing as it was restricting her breathing. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment and, on the way, pointed out the house she said she had escaped from. That house was 301 Old Orchard Ave. — the home of 39-year-old Timothy Haslett Jr. The woman told officers she had been whipped by “Timothy” while she was restrained, and injuries consistent with her story were found on her back. She also told police she had been raped multiple times, and frequently, while she was held hostage. Police conducted a traffic stop on a truck reportedly belonging to Haslett and took him into custody on an unrelated animal control violation. Police noted in the court documents that a search warrant served inside the home revealed a room in the basement consistent with what the woman had described. Haslett has since been charged by the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office with rape, kidnapping and assault.The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment, where she was last listed in stable condition.”It’s a scary world to be raising my daughter in,” Alyssa Meredith said. “Especially being in my hometown.”The crime scene, which is down the street from Meredith’s house, is like nothing like she said she has ever seen before.”There’s never been this much activity in Excelsior,” she said.For hours, neighbors sat and watched as detectives took bags of evidence out of the house on the corner of Old Orchard Avenue. Police noted the day the woman was found that she had said there were other victims. The police chief also responded to rumors that more women may have been involved. He says right now there’s no evidence that points to that, but they are painstakingly going through everything they collected here.”We want to see justice is upheld not only for the victim in this case but this community. We believe that they deserve that,” Dull said. A cadaver dog was called in to search the property on Old Orchard Avenue. Video from NewsChopper 9 showed detectives combing through evidence on the side of the house. No additional details have been released on what investigators may have found. Authorities noted in the court documents that Haslett has active warrants for failure to appear out of Clay County, Cooper County, and Liberty, Missouri. He is believed to “pose a danger to a crime victim, the community, or another person.”Haslett was also noted to have had multiple firearms in his residence.

NOTE: Details in this story may be considered graphic to some.

Court documents released Tuesday detail more of the horror a woman says she went through before escaping from a home in Excelsior Springs last week.

Probable cause documents from this case outline what officers saw when they first arrived on the scene.

Documents state that officers were dispatched to a home after someone called 911 to say a woman, who showed obvious signs of having been restrained, showed up at the caller’s residence to say she had been held hostage since September.

When they arrived, officers found a 22-year-old woman wearing latex lingerie and a metal collar around her neck with a padlock. The woman also had duct tape around her neck.

The woman told officers that “a man by the name of Timothy” picked her up on Prospect at the beginning of September. Documents say she told officers that “Timothy” kept her in a small room in the basement that he had built. She said she had been restrained with handcuffs on her wrists and ankles.

Excelsior Springs Police Chief Gregory Dull says his officers had this home on old orchard surrounded moments after the woman escaped.

“She was able to point out the house to us from the back of the ambulance on the way to the hospital,” Dull said. “We were able to keep him from getting back into the house and possibly destroying evidence.”

The woman, identified only by her initials in court documents, said she was able to get free when the suspect left to take his child to school.

Police noted in the documents that Excelsior Springs EMS crews worked to remove the lock from the collar the woman was wearing as it was restricting her breathing. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment and, on the way, pointed out the house she said she had escaped from.

That house was 301 Old Orchard Ave. — the home of 39-year-old Timothy Haslett Jr.

The woman told officers she had been whipped by “Timothy” while she was restrained, and injuries consistent with her story were found on her back. She also told police she had been raped multiple times, and frequently, while she was held hostage.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a truck reportedly belonging to Haslett and took him into custody on an unrelated animal control violation.

Police noted in the court documents that a search warrant served inside the home revealed a room in the basement consistent with what the woman had described.

Haslett has since been charged by the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office with rape, kidnapping and assault.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment, where she was last listed in stable condition.

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“It’s a scary world to be raising my daughter in,” Alyssa Meredith said. “Especially being in my hometown.”

The crime scene, which is down the street from Meredith’s house, is like nothing like she said she has ever seen before.

“There’s never been this much activity in Excelsior,” she said.

For hours, neighbors sat and watched as detectives took bags of evidence out of the house on the corner of Old Orchard Avenue.

Police noted the day the woman was found that she had said there were other victims.

The police chief also responded to rumors that more women may have been involved. He says right now there’s no evidence that points to that, but they are painstakingly going through everything they collected here.

“We want to see justice is upheld not only for the victim in this case but this community. We believe that they deserve that,” Dull said.

A cadaver dog was called in to search the property on Old Orchard Avenue. Video from NewsChopper 9 showed detectives combing through evidence on the side of the house. No additional details have been released on what investigators may have found.

Authorities noted in the court documents that Haslett has active warrants for failure to appear out of Clay County, Cooper County, and Liberty, Missouri. He is believed to “pose a danger to a crime victim, the community, or another person.”

Haslett was also noted to have had multiple firearms in his residence.

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