A Union man who allegedly bit and kicked a police officer in an attempt to avoid going to jail nevertheless ended up in jail facing resisting arrest, weapon, drug, and false identification charges.
Jamie Jerome Hall, 34, 1207 W. Main St., Lot B, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with resisting arrest and by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession of crack cocaine, possession of a Schedule II narcotic, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a crime of violence, and identity fraud.
The incident report filed by the Public Safety Department states that public safety officers and deputies were dispatched Wednesday afternoon to Hall’s residence to serve a search warrant. In a statement released Friday afternoon, Sheriff David Taylor said the warrant was being served because narcotics officers had received information that there was a quantity of illegal drugs in Hall’s residence.
When they arrived, on the scene, the public safety incident report states officers and deputies entered the mobile home and found Hall with a woman in the bedroom. Both were handcuffed and placed in the kitchen and kept under watch by a public safety officer.
Taylor said that when officers and deputies entered the bedroom, Hall was standing next to the bathroom. He said when Hall saw the officers and deputies he threw what was possibly crack cocaine into the toilet and flushed it. The officers and deputies were, however, able to recover a small canister that contained trace amounts of crack cocaine along with digital scales. They also found Suboxone films and pills, a Schedule II narcotic, in the bedroom.
In addition to the drugs and paraphernalia, Taylor said narcotics officers seized $4,251 in cash. They also discovered that Hall had a fake South Carolina identification card in his possession.
Taylor said investigators also learned that Hall had hidden an assault rifle across the street at a relative’s residence. Investigators went there and were given permission to search the premises. The report filed with the sheriff’s office states that in the ensuring search, investigators found a Norinco SKS 7.62x39 assault rifle and clip hidden under some clothes in a closet. Taylor said because of criminal record, Hall cannot legally possess any type of firearm.
According to the incident report filed with the sheriff’s office, Hall’s criminal record includes a 1995 conviction for assault and battery with intent to kill for which he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The report states Hall also has numerous convictions for burglary, grand larceny, and firearms violations.
While the search of Hall’s residence was underway, an investigator advised the public safety officer watching Hall and the woman to transport Hall to jail to be booked. The officer then escorted Hall to his patrol car, but as he attempted to put him in the report filed with the public safety department states Hall told the officer that he would not get in the vehicle because he was not going back to jail and that the officer would have to shoot him. Taking hold of Hall by the handcuffs, the officer attempted to place him in the back seat of his patrol car only to have Hall turn around and pull away from him. The officer lost his grip on the handcuffs and then tried to push Hall up against the side of the patrol car.
The report states that Hall then bit the officer on his left hand and the officer responded by hitting Hall in the face to make his let go of his hand. Hall then ran from the officer toward SC 49 and the officer radioed dispatch that Hall was on the run. He then warned Hall to stop or he would Taser him. The officer then used the Taser but missed Hall and began to pursue him on foot.
The officer saw Hall go into a nearby apartment and with an investigator entered the building. A woman came out of a bedroom in the back and the officer attempted to open the door to the room but was pushed back by someone on the other side. The officer advised the person on the other side of the door to open it. He pushed it open enough to get his Taser and warned the person on the other side that he was going to use it. The officer then used the Taser but it struck the wall behind the door.
With the help of the investigator, the officer managed to finally push the door open only to be kicked in the right leg at the waist by Hall. The officer dry stunned Hall on the arm and pushed him back. The investigator then applied his Taser to Hall’s chest area sending him to the floor. Hall was then taken into custody and transported to jail.
In addition to the charges stemming from the service of the search warrant, Taylor said Hall is also charged by his office with distribution of marijuana for selling a quantity of marijuana to an undercover operative in May. He said that Hall is also wanted in York County and in Georgia on other charges.
Hall was still in jail as of Friday afternoon.