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RCSO: Needles, rifle recovered from South Carolina felon banging on doors

ROCKINGHAM — A South Carolina woman is facing several criminal charges after allegedly beating on the doors of several Richmond County homes — holding a rifle at one.

Deputies responded to a call Saturday of a woman beating on the door of a home on Old Cheraw Highway, south of Rockingham, and found 33-year-old Krystal Dawn Hall still on the caller’s porch, according to a press release issued Monday by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Hall, of Gaston, South Carolina, reportedly told deputies that she had been dropped off and assaulted, but refused to give any details or answer questions.

(Note: the original press release noted Hall was from Gastonia.)

One of the responding deputies was taking Hall back to a home on N.C. 177 where she said she had been staying, when she reportedly pointed at a bag she said was hers.

When the deputy stopped, two men reportedly came over and told the deputy that hall had also been beating on their door and had a camouflage rifle.

According to the sheriff’s office, the deputy recovered a 30-06 rifle and the bag Hall claimed was hers — which allegedly contained five hypodermic needles. Deputies also discovered Hall was a convicted felon.

Hall reportedly resisted when the deputy tried to arrest her.

She is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer.

Hall was booked into the Richmond County Jail on a $10,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 1.


Online court records show Hall was convicted in 2011 of armed robbery and accessory after the fact to felony murder in Lexington County, South Carolina and was sentenced to 15 years. Records show charges of murder and criminal conspiracy were dropped.

The RO could not readily discover how long Hall served in prison.

Hall was previously convicted in 2008 of simple larceny.

Records show she has had several drug charges dismissed in the past.

Records for Chesterfield County, South Carolina, show Hall was charged in May with possession of less than a gram of methamphetamine or cocaine base, but the charges were dropped in September.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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