*Well damn. If homie is looking to not get the side-eye from the family of Tamala Wells; who has been missing since August 6, 2012, maybe he should stop referring to the woman as “one less headache.”
Huffington Post spoke with Rickey Tennant, the father of Wells’ 9-year-old daughter (who he also calls “a headache”), and ex-boyfriend of Tamala Wells. Tennant was at one time looked upon as ‘suspect’ in the woman’s disappearance; and even had his daughter – who he is named legal guardian for – removed from his home after accusations of abuse and sexual impropriety surfaced. But the girl was later returned to the home when no evidence proved the allegations.
According to Tennant, Wells was last seen passing him and their daughter up on the street as he walked her home from a play-date. He said she was driving his white Pontiac.
An admitted reformed criminal, Tennant seems to do nothing to obscure his dislike of Wells’ family. And at one point even admits that he “hates” his former girlfriend’s mother “with a passion.”
And as for the daughter she shares with Tamala:
“She gives me a headache,” Tennant, 58, says. “[Wells] used to give me a headache, but I dealt with it, and I’m looking at it right now as ‘one headache is better than two headaches.'”
“I hate her with a passion,” he said of Wells’ mother, Donna Wells-Davis. “Yes, I do. She’s making me look like a villain.”
But Wells-Davis responds that she is not shocked by Tennant’s cold statements. Rather, she’s all but certain that the man knows more than he is letting on about the unsolved disappearance of her daughter.
“He knows way more than he’s telling us,” she told HuffPost. “I try not to point fingers because I don’t know for sure, but it just doesn’t smell right.”
Tennant denies any involvement in Tamala Wells’ disappearance, and says he cooperated with police by taking a lie detector test after Wells’ disappearance . In fact, he says that he believes people in the neighborhood where she lived knows more than they are telling.
“[The cops] said I failed one [lie detector test], but I believe I didn’t,” he said in his interview with HuffPost last week. “I talked to a lawyer, and the lawyer told me they can ask you questions a certain way and you can fail it. And I smoked marijuana, and they say if you smoke marijuana you can fail the test. But I wasn’t scared or nervous about nothing, because I ain’t did nothing.”
“If I did something, I think I would be in jail by now,” he went on.
Tamala Wells is described as an African-American female. At the time of her disappearance, she was 5 feet 4 inches tall and 157 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5844. Tips can also be submitted online at blackandmissinginc.com.