Wanted man caught while asleep in relative's home

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hall wanted for tampering with a motor vehicle, stealing


A Washburn man wanted for tampering with a motor vehicle in May 2015 and other charges was apprehended in Exeter at the home of a relative and taken into custody on Feb. 8.

Shawn Hall, 25, was sleeping on the couch and awoke to find Exeter Police Chief Bobby Stone, Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly and two county deputies arresting him.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Barry County Deputy Gary Snook in May 2015, between the dates of April 4 through April 26, 2015, Hall conspired with Curtis Paul Musick Sr. to remove parts off of a 2004 white Chevrolet Tahoe that Musick had been hired to work on by the victims.

The parts taken were a KN Cold Air Intake, two license plates, both driver's side and passenger side mirrors, a car battery, alternator, and a Bose car stereo, totaling over $750 in value. The alleged crime occurred at Private Road 1073 in Washburn.

The parts were given to Musick Jr. and Musick Sr. by Hall to dispose of, then given back to Hall and Musick Sr. by Musick Jr.

Hall was charged with a class C felony of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, but failed to appear for a disposition hearing on Aug. 27, 2015.

On Feb. 8, at approximately 8:10 a.m. while on patrol, Exeter Police Chief Bobby Stone was flagged down by a local resident and given a tip as to Hall's whereabouts. Stone called dispatch to confirm Hall was wanted and requested additional units to respond and assist in executing a warrant out for his arrest. Two Barry County deputies and Epperly responded.

"We were able to go to the residence where [Hall] was staying and apprehended him," Stone said. "His sister answered and said he was sleeping. She invited us in and we walked into the living room and found him sleeping on the couch. We then woke him up and informed him that he was under arrest."

Hall was taken into custody without incident and transported to the jail.

All items were recovered from the Tahoe except for the license plates, car stereo and battery.

According to the Barry County Sheriff's Office, Hall was also wanted in Cassville for stealing and speeding, and in Exeter for drug paraphernalia.

Hall was also charged with tampering with a motor vehicle in 2007, and served time in the Department of Corrections.

Hall is still being held in the Barry County jail on a $4,500 bond. A disposition hearing is scheduled for March 17 in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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