Tweets ignite questions about checkered past of DeMaio’s life partner
Thursday, May 17, 2012
by Thom Senzee
May 17, 2012
Johnathan Hale is a local businessman, LGBT business-community activist as well as publisher of a popular Hillcrest-focused nightlife photo magazine and Web site, called SD Pix and SDGLN.com. He is also Carl DeMaio’s significant other, romantically speaking. Or, as the couple puts it; Hale is the man with whom DeMaio shares a “personal relationship.”
Johnathan Hale, who was originally named John Theodore Wyckoff Jr., changed his name to Johnathan T. Hackett Jr. before finally landing on the surname “Hale.” Hale, under the names Wyckoff and Hackett does indeed have a criminal past – a past that includes a felony conviction for burglary.
“Yes; it is a felony and the crime was burglary,” said Pulaski, Ark. District Court clerk, Tom Barnes to San Diego LGBT Weekly as we sought to verify that, as John T. Wyckoff Jr., Hale was convicted as a felon for the crime of burglary. Hale, as Wyckoff, was arrested for stealing items from an American Eagle store, where he had been employed in Little Rock.
For almost three months, LGBT Weekly has been holding the story of Hale’s checkered past. It was a story brought to us by two separate, apparently unrelated sources – one of whom remains anonymous to us, and another who is known to us, but who wishes to remain anonymous to the public. As LGBT Weekly has confirmed, it is a story that includes alleged violence, admitted theft, burglary, as well as multiple name changes and restraining orders against Hale.