Hamilton has a reputation as a “horse trader” and livestock thief. He is currently wanted in Arkansas on open warrants for matters not involving the five stolen horses. Officials say a bench warrant from November 2009 was issued stemming from a theft of property case which involved cattle.
He has also been wanted by Child Support Enforcement for past due child support since July 2009. They have an Order for Body Attachment, which means he would be taken into custody until he pays the $2000 in past due child support.
Passion runs deep through the horse community and many are asking why Hamilton, who also goes by the name Willy W. Hamilton, hasn’t been arrested. According to one probable cause affidavit, Jackson “watched as Credit Card was shot in the head and had its throat slit by a William “Billy” Hamilton.” Sergeant Donald Wray from the Southern Arkansas University System Police says, “The investigation is ongoing.”
Although Hamilton was named in the affidavit for Jackson’t recent arrest, a warrant has not been issued for his arrest in relation to the Arkansas stolen horse case.