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STEVENSVILLE – A community is shaken to the core and a 32-year-old man is behind bars without bond.

Several nights of sheer torture unfolded in the house on East Ninth Street in Stevensville under the noses of what many consider to be a very tight knit community.6724210_G

On February 6 the nightmare began. The sheriff says a young mom and Byron Craig Hall, Jr. met in January during Bitterroot College’s orientation. She reportedly invited him to her home.

She told deputies that when she mentioned Hall’s ex-girlfriend, it sent him into a rage. She says he strangled her until she passed out. When she came to, she says he was on top of her, and hospital officials saw signs on her body of methamphetamine injection and rape.

“We check on all of neighbors all the time. Everybody around here knows everybody so when I found out about this I was pretty well shocked,” said Jim Crews, who lives just three houses away from the victim.

Hall is no stranger to drugs. He was convicted in Flathead County for heading up a drug lab. He was sentenced to five years, but got out in 2014. He now faces several felony charges in Ravalli County, racking up a bond of $750,000. However, Hall won’t be out of jail anytime soon because he violated his parole.

“We’re saddened by it, but it also emboldens us to act together as a community, to be strong, and to keep things from happening again,” said Gene MimMack, the mayor of Stevensville.

The police report shows Hall told his victim she was “dirty like him now” and that she would get Hepatitis C from him.








STEVENSVILLE — Byron Craig Hall, Jr., is facing several charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a teen and then forcibly injecting her with meth.D31863AACC02FCD063FAEBBC102D0873_787_442

Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman says that Hall faces several felony charges, including aggravated kidnapping, sexual intercourse without consent, and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

Bond for Hall was set at $750,000, but Hoffman says Hall is being held without bond on a parole violation stemming from a 2002 conviction in Flathead County for operation of a clandestine drug lab.

Authorities were called to a home in the 300 block of 9th Street in Stevensville at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday for a report of a possible sexual assault.

Hoffman says deputies talked with the complainant, an adult Stevensville resident who knows the victim.

The complainant explained that she babysat for the victim on February 11, and that she noticed that there was something wrong with the victim’s demeanor, according to a news release.

The victim eventually told authorities that she had been forcibly injected with methamphetamine, and that she was then repeatedly raped over the course of several days.

The victim said that she had met Hall during orientation at the Bitterroot College in Hamilton on January 21.

Hoffman says Hall was found on Thursday in a Corvallis apartment and he was arrested without incident.








On Wednesday night, February 11, Ravalli County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in Stevensville for a charge of sexual assault.

After further investigation, it was determined that a 17 year-old female, the mother of an eight month-old child, had been forcibly injected with methamphetamine and the  repeatedly raped over the course of several days at her residence.

“On February 12th, Ravalli County deputies arrested 32 year-old Byron Craig Hall without incident at his Corvallis apartment,” Hoffman said. “He is facing multiple felony charges including aggravated kidnapping, three counts of sexual intercourse without consent, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of child criminal endangerment, and one count criminal distribution of dangerous drugs along with one count of possession of dangerous drugs.”

Hoffman said Hall appeared in Ravalli County Justice Court on Friday.

Here is a copy of the Sheriff’s press release: Special-Press-Release-2-13-15

“Bond was set at $750,000, however, he is being held without bond on a parole violation which stems from a 202 conviction in Flathead County for operation of a clandestine drug lab.”

According to court documents, that while the victim was being held captive, Hall allegedly informed her that he had tested positive for hepatitis C. The victim consented to a search of her residence, and deputies found three used syringes, one metal spoon, and a small baggie with a white residue. The residue in the bag was field tested and was positive for the presence of methamphetamine.











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