A grand jury indictment was filed for a father and son after the two men allegedly committed burglary and used their teeth to assault another man.

A grand jury indictment was filed for a father and son after the two men allegedly committed burglary and used their teeth to assault another man.

Robert Jewel Hall II and Robert Jewel Hall III, ages 57 and 20 of St. James were indicted on charges of assault in the second degree, armed criminal action and robbery in the first degree. Hall III has an additional charge of harassment in the first degree.

On Dec. 15, 2017, a St. James police officer responded to the emergency department of the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC), according to the probable cause statement for this case, for the report of an assault that allegedly occurred inside the city of St. James.

The reporting officer wrote in the probable statement the victim said he went to the home of Robert J. Hall II and Robert J. Hall III the night before, Dec. 14, 2017 with the purpose of purchasing a quantity of Xanax, according to the probable cause statement.

Upon arrival, the victim told the officer, he entered the home and observed Hall II walking out of the kitchen area while another adult male sat on a couch in the living room area. The victim then allegedly accompanied Hall III to his bedroom where they began smoking a marijuana cigarette. According to the probable cause statement, the victim removed $60 in cash from his pocket and placed it on the bed.

At that time, the victim reported that Hall III used a closed fist to punch the victim in the left side of his head with what the victim later described as a “sucker punch,” causing him to fall to the floor. The victim stated that Hall III then began to further assault him by repeatedly punching him in his face and head.

According to the officer’s report, the victim stated he began fighting back against Hall III, who allegedly called for help. Hall II allegedly came into the room and grabbed the victim, forcibly holding him to the ground, according to the victim’s statement to the officer. Hall III allegedly continued to assault the victim by punching and kicking him in his head as well as the rest of his body.

According to the probable cause statement, the victim told the officer that during the assault, both Halls were calling to the man in the living room, instructing him to bring a stun gun to them. They referred to it as a “laser,” according to the victim in the probable cause statement.

In the statement, the victim told the officer he bit Hall II on the inside of his right wrist, through the sleeve of his sweater. Hall II then allegedly responded by biting the victim on the lower portion of the right side of his neck.

At this time, the Hall’s allegedly began going through the victims pockets, removing his cell phone from his pants pocket. The man from the living room then allegedly gave the stun gun device to the Halls before continuing to grab the victim’s legs, helping the Halls hold him in place.

According to the probable cause statement, the Halls used the stun gun on the victim in the place where Hall II had just bit him. The victim stated one of the Halls then placed the stun gun against the left side of his head — his temple area, and threatened to activate the gun again.


The victim told the officer he “feared for his life and stopped fighting back,” according to the probable cause statement, which continued to say he believed the Halls were going to use the stun gun against his head and cause a life threatening injury.

The Halls reportedly stopped assaulting him, and stood him up, but said they were not going to let him leave through the front door. According to the probable cause statement, the Halls forcibly threw the victim out the bedroom window, which opened into the backyard of the residence.

The victim told the reporting officer he received a ride home and did not immediately report the assault due to the circumstances. The victim reportedly suffered a broken nose and concussion as a result of the assault, according to the probable cause statement.


In his statement, the officer confirmed the victim had bruising and swelling on and around his head, with the most visible being near his left eye. He additionally “had a significant bite mark on the right side of his neck, with an additional mark that indicated a stun gun could have been used there,” according to the statement.” Bruising was also reportedly visible on his chest, arms and legs, and he had a visible injury to his lower lip.


The probable cause statement notes stun gun was black in color with “two distinct probes, one on each side of it.” He further stated that prior to being forced our the window, Hall II allegedly threatened to kill him if he called the police.

The officer wrote a search warrant was obtained for the reported residence, and the search yielded the discovery of an iPhone which was identified as belonging to the victim. The stun gun reportedly used in the assault was located in the residence of the third man, who was taken into custody along with Hall II, according to the probable cause statement.

A bite mark was reportedly located on the inside of Hall II’s wrist, according to the officer’s report.


According to the reporting officer, Hall II confirmed the victim visited the night before to see his son, and that an altercation took place inside his son’s bedroom. The probable cause statement said he confirmed he actively took place in the assault by holding the victim down while his son punched and kicked the victim.

Hall II also said the stun gun was not functioning and denied forcing the victim out the window. He allegedly stated the altercation stemmed from the belief that his victim or the victim’s brother had stolen a quantity of prescription narcotics from Hall III. He also denied threatening the victim.

In an interview between the third man and the arresting officer, he stated the assault was preplanned.

Both Hall II and Hall III remain in custody on a $200,000 bond.