Was Ex Amardillo - Dean Guitars COO Wayne Odell's Arrest On Child Pornography Covered Up?

What Really Happened To Armadillo Enterprises – Dean Guitars COO Wayne Odell?

Back when I was speaking with current Armadillo/Dean Guitars CEO Evan Rubinson, I was asking him why in the world he let Rusty Cooley go off his roster when his signature guitar was one of the most popular made in his custom shop? After Evan mentally masturbated me for a half-hour with inflated numbers about how great these different SKUs were doing so magnificent.  I asked him, then why is it you took your best SKU, the RC7, and let him go? Rubinson’s original plan he told me was to take Rusty’s RC7 and modify it a bit for a new model, possibly for a new signature guitar.  I’m sure Dean’s lawyers made him kourbash that.  I then asked him what happened to his COO Wayne Odell.  I was waiting for Rubinson’s usual long-winded, blowhard type of response.  Instead, I got crickets.  Why? He blocked me!  I could go to the bathroom, make a sandwich, turn the TV on and come back to the computer and he’d usually still be typing his dribble 10 minutes later.  He and Lance Benedict would be BFF’s.

So, I went digging.  Was Wayne Odell a sore spot with Rubinson? After doing some hardcore digging, I finally found out why! Wayne Alexander Odell was charged with 44 counts with possession of child pornography ten or more images on May 30th, 2017 In Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  I can’t confirm if he was arrested at Armadillo/Dean Guitars on the day of his arrest. Mr. Odell was caught with this kind of kiddy porn, and you’d expect it to be all over the news, right? There isn’t one single piece of news anywhere.

What Really Happened To Armadillo Enterprises - Dean Guitars COO Wayne Odell?

I can’t confirm if he was arrested at Armadillo/Dean Guitars on the day of his arrest. Mr. Odell was caught with this kind of kiddy porn and you’d expect it to be all over the news, right? There isn’t one single piece of news coverage anywhere about this arrest or court hearings with the exception of the sherffs department booking of Mr. Odell and a couple of sites piggy backing the arrest info from the SO.
Why wasn’t there any news coverage about this?
Below is a PDF copy of Wayne Odell’s court case:
When I saw the slap on the wrist he got for all of these charges:
GUILTY
Disposition
11/15/2018
NT – ADJUDGED GUILTY
Sentence
11/15/2018
CRIMINAL

Confinement(Effective 11/15/2018, Min. Not Applicable, Max. 2 Yr, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS) 2 years MAX???????????????????????????????

  • Credit for Time Served: 3 Days
Community Service (Hours: 50, Comment: @ 5/PER MONTH )
State Probation (10 Yr, Comment: SEX OFFENDER )

Provisions

  • ALCOHOL EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IF NECESSARY,
  • DEFENDANT TO RECEIVE JAIL CREDIT,
  • DRUG EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IF NECESSARY,
  • MANDATORY COURT COST IMPOSED,
  • OTHER COURT RESTRICTIONS,
  • RANDOM DRUG SCREEN URINALYSIS,

Odell received only two years in prison and ten years probation when a regular person could’ve received twenty to life in prison.

Some big money was raised for Odell’s defense team and to keep this hush hush from the press as it has been.  One question I wanted to ask Rubinson was, was he or anyone at Armadillo/Dean aware of Odell’s addiction to child pornography?  Did your family pay for his defense?  How did this get pled to 2 years max? Odell’s scheduled release date is July 25, 2020.  Odell is nowhere to be found on Armadillos or Dean guitars websites. If the Rubinsons did pay for his defense, will he be coming back to Armadillo as there COO?

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