Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Appling father (Wesley Gales, 66) killed by 15-year-old son had a history of domestic violence

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    GA girl living in NY
    Posts
    2,740
    Rep Power
    16107155

    Appling father (Wesley Gales, 66) killed by 15-year-old son had a history of domestic violence

    https://www.wjbf.com/news/columbia-c...stic-violence/

    APPLING, GA (WJBF) ' Friends of 15-year-old Tucker Gales describe him as a quiet and sweet boy, but said something about his home life didn't seem right.

    'He would come to school with bruises on him'. he never talked about his dad.'

    Tucker's father, Wesley Gales, was shot and killed ' the quiet teen admitting to deputies that he pulled the trigger. Tucker told investigators he was tired of seeing his dad abuse his mom.

    Incident reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office show that deputies were called to the Gales home multiple times between 2011 and as recently as September 2020.

    In one report deputies said during an argument Wesley Gales threatened to shoot Tucker in the head with a gun. The report states that due to conflicting statements and no physical evidence no charges were filed against Wesley Gales.

    Sarah Hensley, the mother of one of Tucker's close friends said the abusive home put Tucker into a difficult situation. One that should never be experienced by a child.'

    'For a 15-year-old boy that situation seems hopeless and he felt that he had to take matters into his own hands and our hearts are breaking for him,' Hensley said.

    Many of Tucker's friends and neighbors are supporting him during this time. A Go Fund Me page for his family has already raised over $5,000.

    'I think our community needs to rally around him and show him how much he's loved and to not be ashamed,' Hensley said.

    Tucker Gales has been charged with murder as an adult. However District Attorney Natalie Paine granted Tucker a signature bond that will allow him to remain free until trial.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    GA girl living in NY
    Posts
    2,740
    Rep Power
    16107155
    I'm fairly certain this is the son. This area is near my hometown and based upon his friends' list it is him.

    https://www.facebook.com/tucker.gales.7

  3. #3
    Senior Member JohnLanders's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Posts
    4,151
    Rep Power
    6934938
    Quote Originally Posted by up2trouble View Post
    https://www.wjbf.com/news/columbia-c...stic-violence/

    APPLING, GA (WJBF) ' Friends of 15-year-old Tucker Gales describe him as a quiet and sweet boy, but said something about his home life didn't seem right.

    'He would come to school with bruises on him'. he never talked about his dad.'

    Tucker's father, Wesley Gales, was shot and killed ' the quiet teen admitting to deputies that he pulled the trigger. Tucker told investigators he was tired of seeing his dad abuse his mom.

    Incident reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office show that deputies were called to the Gales home multiple times between 2011 and as recently as September 2020.

    In one report deputies said during an argument Wesley Gales threatened to shoot Tucker in the head with a gun. The report states that due to conflicting statements and no physical evidence no charges were filed against Wesley Gales.

    Sarah Hensley, the mother of one of Tucker's close friends said the abusive home put Tucker into a difficult situation. One that should never be experienced by a child.'

    'For a 15-year-old boy that situation seems hopeless and he felt that he had to take matters into his own hands and our hearts are breaking for him,' Hensley said.

    Many of Tucker's friends and neighbors are supporting him during this time. A Go Fund Me page for his family has already raised over $5,000.

    'I think our community needs to rally around him and show him how much he's loved and to not be ashamed,' Hensley said.

    Tucker Gales has been charged with murder as an adult. However District Attorney Natalie Paine granted Tucker a signature bond that will allow him to remain free until trial.
    I hope Tucker Gales gets pardoned at some point given the situation he is in.

  4. #4
    Senior Member SuchAClassicGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Where they don't have maps.......such as..
    Posts
    2,251
    Rep Power
    21474846
    Quote Originally Posted by up2trouble View Post
    I'm fairly certain this is the son. This area is near my hometown and based upon his friends' list it is him.

    https://www.facebook.com/tucker.gales.7
    Geez he looks about 10 years old!
    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star
    I was about to be annoyed that this thread was still active, but I see now it's morphed into offers of sex for chilli confectionary, so carry on guys :)

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    GA girl living in NY
    Posts
    2,740
    Rep Power
    16107155
    Quote Originally Posted by SuchAClassicGirl View Post
    Geez he looks about 10 years old!
    Given the dates, I believe he is 12 in the photo.

    Updated photo in the video:

    https://www.wjbf.com/news/murder-inv...-being-abused/
    Last edited by up2trouble; 10-31-2020 at 12:15 PM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    GA girl living in NY
    Posts
    2,740
    Rep Power
    16107155
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLanders View Post
    I hope Tucker Gales gets pardoned at some point given the situation he is in.
    This is a good sign, given the situation:

    https://www.wjbf.com/news/murder-inv...-being-abused/

    In the case of 15-year-old Tucker Gales, of Appling, Superior Court Judge J. Wade Padgett has signed a signature bond for the pre-trial release of the juvenile, who has been charged by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office as an adult in the murder of his father.

    That signed order is being sent to Columbia County Jail for the 15-year-old’s immediate release, pending trial.

  7. #7
    Senior Member JohnLanders's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Posts
    4,151
    Rep Power
    6934938
    https://www.change.org/p/oklahoma-st...redirect=false

    https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/cr...08a2c5416.html

    I feel like the Judge will end up throwing the book on Tucker Gales the same way Hadyn Sainsbury was thrown the book at him when he stopped the abuse of his mom through killing his mom's abuser.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    GA girl living in NY
    Posts
    2,740
    Rep Power
    16107155
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLanders View Post
    https://www.change.org/p/oklahoma-st...redirect=false

    https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/cr...08a2c5416.html

    I feel like the Judge will end up throwing the book on Tucker Gales the same way Hadyn Sainsbury was thrown the book at him when he stopped the abuse of his mom through killing his mom's abuser.
    I forgot about this one. In Tucker's case, he had been abused too. I hope he doesn't get such a stiff sentence.

  9. #9
    Moderator raisedbywolves's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    18,146
    Rep Power
    21474863
    Based on what I have read it looks like the community is rallying behind him. I also found this from earlier this year:

    https://thegeorgiagazette.com/columb.../wesley-gales/

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •