Teen's name, more details released in murder

Teen's name, more details released in murder
Jimmie D. Hall (Source: Emerson Funeral Home)
Jimmie D. Hall (Source: Emerson Funeral Home)

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A 17-year-old boy will be charged as an adult in the murder of a Lake City man.

Jacob Thomas Craig appeared in court Monday for a probable cause hearing.

His bond was set at $1 million.

He is accused of killing 73-year-old Jimmie Hall.

Craig is charged with first-degree murder.

According to Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd, they are awaiting an official autopsy report but they believe Hall died from stab wounds.

According to court documents, Hall was found by his son around 3:30 p.m. Friday. He was found in the kitchen floor, covered with blood.

Hall reportedly had several stab wounds around his neck.

Craig admitted to stabbing Hall during an interview at the sheriff's department Sunday. He said he used two knives found in the victim's home.

Officers searched Craig's home and found $119, a shirt, pair of jeans, car keys and a red Chevrolet Aveo, which were all taken as evidence.

Craig said the money was taken out of Hall's wallet. He also told deputies the shirt and jeans were what he was wearing when he killed Hall.

A knife that Craig said was used in the murder was also found under the storage building at one of his family member's home.

People in Lake City are still stunned to hear what happened to Hall.

James Ladd, one of Hall's classmates, said Hall never bothered anyone and kept to himself.

"He never, as far as I know, he never crossed anybody," Ladd said. "I don't know that he ever had a fight in school. Easy going, good ball player and even his dad was always at the ball games. I've never really heard nobody say anything bad about Jim Hall."

Ladd said he last saw Hall only a week ago at a class reunion.

He said Hall didn't say anything specific, he just wanted to know what everyone was up to.

Ladd said the one thing he will remember the most about Hall is the baseball games they would play as kids.

He said their game would start at recess but they always made sure to finish out the game after dinner.

Emerson Funeral Home states Hall's visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Jonesboro.

A graveside funeral will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

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