On April 11, 2011, David Allen Hall, 24, a transient, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of kidnapping. The plea agreement will require Hall to serve 10.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Hall is not eligible for probation or early release. Sentencing is set for May 9, 2011. The case was prosecuted by La Paz County Attorney Sam Vederman.
On February 9, 2011, in Quartzsite, AZ, Hall asked for a ride to Love’s truck stop. Hall was at McDonald’s where he approached the two victims. The two victims, a mother and her fifteen year old daughter, gave Hall a ride and when they approached the truck stop Hall stated he wanted to go to a campsite in the desert.
The victims stated they would not drive him to the desert campsite and Hall pulled out a knife and ordered them to take him there. The victims fought back and took the knife away from Hall. Hall was stabbed twice during the encounter. Ultimately, Hall was able to get the knife back and allowed the victims to leave freely. One victim suffered a minor hand injury from being cut by the knife.