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Criminal records for alleged kidnapper and rapist Stewart Weldon have revealed a long history of violent attacks and weapons charges as some family members attempt to cash in on their connection to a potential serial killer after three bodies were found at his Massachusetts home.
According to court records obtained by DailyMail.com, Weldon, 40, had around 20 cases against him prior to his arrest on Sunday, while three cases were currently open.
Meanwhile, Isaiah Weldon, who identifies himself as a cousin of Stewart Weldon, posted several public messages on Facebook appealing to news outlets, to cash in on the tragedy.
On Friday, one post read: 'Heard the news my cuz Stewart Weldon is officially a serial killer. Yes he is my first cousin and their [sic] looking for family to speak with well somebody tell DateLine, NBC, GM America I need 6 figures for my story. Trust me I got stories. If not no comment.'
Weldon pleaded not guilty to a variety of charges on Tuesday and was held on $1million bail.
Stewart Weldon had about 20 cases against him when he was arrested Sunday after a car chase that ended when he crashed into a police cruiser and wrestled with officers. Both mugshots of Weldon are pictured
Several hours later, the alleged cousin wrote: 'But why ABC news just hit me back. Oh it's bout to get real. Like I said 6 figures and up.'
He added: 'Listen if you from a news channel please do not hit my inbox unless we talking 6 figures. Yes 6 figures till then so far ABC looking interested in my story.'
On Sunday Stewart Weldon was arrested Sunday for kidnapping following a high speed police chase.
Police rescued a child from Weldon's Springfield, Massachusetts, home and three dead bodies were discovered in and around the home.
The agency refused to release the age or name of the child, or how they were connected to Weldon. They would not say whether they had ever received reports about the child or residents of the property in the past.
This was not Weldon's first run in with the law.
Weldon's criminal career started in 1997 in New Jersey when he was charged with unlawful possession of rifles and shotguns. He was later charged with breaking and entering.
In Massachusetts, he was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and jailed in 2005. He was released in 2008.
Weldon was charged with felony breaking and entering, assault and battery on two police officers and resisting arrest among other charges in 2010.
The report reveals that at 1.15am on July 22, Weldon was interrupted in the middle of allegedly attempting to rob a Food Zone store in Springfield and led police on a dangerous high-speed chase.
When he lost control of the van and continued on foot, the officers were able to chase him down.
Isaiah Weldon is claiming to be the first cousin of Stewart Weldon and is attempting to cash in on stories about the suspected killer
A child has been taken into emergency state custody after police searched the home
The report states: 'Mr Weldon violently resisted, kicking at Officer Goodrow's legs and elbowing me in the chest and shoulders.' The officers sprayed him with O.C. spray to bring him under control and he was arrested.
In October 2010, Weldon was arrested on charges of unarmed robbery, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest among other charges.
According to the police report, he was apprehended by police while attempting to break into R&R Grocery Store in Springfield and 'arguing with a Hispanic male'.
The police report states: 'Mr Weldon was threatening [redacted] yelling 'I'm going to kill you cause I hate Puerto Ricans they robbed me!' At this time, we attempted to separate Mr Weldon from [redacted] which caused Mr
Weldon to become violent… Mr Weldon began swinging/striking us in the torso area and shouting, 'I'm FBI n****.'
After Weldon is handcuffed, later in the report, it states: 'Mr Weldon appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, his speech was slurry and the smell of alcohol emanated from his person. Due to Mr Weldon's violent behaviour, we also believed that he might have been under the influence of a narcotic substance.'
The manager of the store also told police officers that during the robbery, Weldon had threatened to kill him, according to the report.
The report also states: 'Prior to leaving the scene, Mr Weldon began to strike his head up against the cage which separates the rear seats from the front seats. He began to state, 'I'm gonna sue, you guys beat me!' We advised Mr Weldon to stop banging his head against the cage but that caused him to do so harder/faster. For Mr Weldon's safety we were forced to use our department issued pepper spray in order to stop Mr Weldon from hurting himself.'
Weldon, 40, pleaded not guilty to a variety of charges on Tuesday and was held on $1million bail
He was given prison time and released in January 2012.
He had been released on pre-trial conditions which included home confinement with a GPS device monitoring and a ban on driving.
Weldon missed a meeting with a probating officer on February 12 and at the time of his arrest on Sunday, there was an active warrant out for his arrest.
He is being held on kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges including resisting arrest; driving with a revoked license; and failing to stop for police, records show.
He has not yet been charged in connection with the three bodies found at the Springfield home, which belongs to his mother.
Neighbor Lauren Chicoine, who lives behind Weldon's house on Page Boulevard, told DailyMail.com that she had never noticed anything strange going on at the house or in the garden, despite her dog being out in the backyard all the time. She said that she had never seen Weldon at the home.
She said the first indication that something was wrong was Wednesday evening around 6pm when about 15 police cruisers surrounded the property and officers began going door to door to speak with neighbors.
'I just feel guilty to know that something so awful has been happening this close and we didn't know anything,' Ms Chicoine said. 'And to know there were children in the house. Its' horrible. This is a nice neighborhood.'
At Weldon's former apartment complex in Westfield, several neighbors, who declined to be named, told DailyMail.com that they knew Weldon 'very well' but said they were unable to speak about him at this time.