Ex-wife hog-ties Florida man, drags him behind truck: police

ORLANDO, Florida Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:07pm EST

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ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida man's ex-wife used a stun gun on him, tied him to a truck bumper and dragged him for half a mile before he escaped, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office reported.

Robert Hall, 54, remained in the surgical intensive care unit on Thursday at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where he was being treated for a broken pelvis, broken facial bones and bleeding in his brain, according to the sheriff's office.

The attack took place in a rural part of New Smyrna Beach, a popular Florida resort town, where Hall typically stayed at the home of his ex-wife, Jeanette Morris, 61, while she was away working as a truck driver.

Morris suspected that Hall had allowed his girlfriend in the house and arranged for a deputy to escort her when she returned to her home Tuesday night in order to avoid a confrontation, the sheriff's report said. The deputy left the house after Morris told him she would spend the night at her brother's house.

Instead, Morris and her brother, Harold Anderson, 63, and a woman named Joan Hobart, 46, began drinking vodka with Hall. The three turned on him, shocked him three times with a stun gun, punched him in the face and put a gun to his head, the sheriff's report said.

They tied Hall's hands behind his back then tied his ankles together and attached the rope to the bumper of a pickup truck and dragged him for half a mile, the report said. After the truck stopped, the three tossed Hall into the truck bed, cut off some of his hair and talked about scalping him and looking for a hole to bury him, according to the report.

As the truck took off again, Hall leaped out and ran to a house for help, the report said.

Morris, Anderson and Hobart are each charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, false imprisonment, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.

(Editing by Jane Sutton and David Gregorio)

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Comments (21)
jaroca wrote:

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Jan 10, 2013 1:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tobinator001 wrote:
I think they need to take the people that did this to this poor guy and tie them to a truck… EYE FOR AN EYE… cause i dont want my taxes paying for some dumb asses like this to stay warm and fed and unharmed in prison… take them outback and dont call the police. GET WELL SOON !!!!

Jan 10, 2013 1:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jstavene1977 wrote:
I wonder if there is more here,, perhaps this guy was a abuse? seems a harsh action against anyone,,,they might have had a reason or justification,,, and law enforcement had been escorting??? mayhaps we could get more details?

Jan 10, 2013 1:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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