Saturday, March 30, 2013

Man Tries To Sell Daughter To Make Bail For Girlfriend

A Kingsport man has been arrested for allegedly agreeing to sell his 6-year-old daughter for $1,500 — telling his assumed buyer that he needed the money to bond his girlfriend out of jail.

Shawn Wayne Hughes, 32, of 1028 Fairway Ave., was arrested by Kingsport Police on Wednesday afternoon. He was located in the parking lot of Eastman Credit Union on Wilcox Drive, reportedly thinking that's where he'd exchange his daughter for cash.

He was instead met by Kingsport officers, who had previously listened in on his alleged verbal agreement with a concerned family member. During the phone conversation Hughes also allegedly agreed to sign over custodial rights to the buyer, a 75-year-old woman who accepted his terms under direction of police.



Gabriel said...

I know the guy probably has stories of abuse of his own and there's certainly drug usage, but there's no excuse for this kind of crap. i hope his kid finds a nice foster family.

David said...

Lol, his mug shot screams "Druggie!" This guy is straight trash for what he tried. I hope that he never gets to see her again.

Kat said...

Omg I agree, guys. But wtf? He wanted to sell the poor child, bad enough - but for such a small amount of money?! He isn´t that smart, is he? Haha. The picture tells more than words.

David said...

There is a lot more to this story than what I found at the source document. This guy is such a total loser!
"Approximately an hour after [his girlfriends] arrest Hughes was arrested for DUI and other charges. A KPD report says he was located driving at nearly midnight with no headlights activated. When stopped he reportedly attempted to turn his headlights on by repeatedly flipping his windshield wiper controls, then performed poorly on field sobriety tests."

A full in-depth article is here: