Duane Eugene Hall booking photo
August 14 LCSO and Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a location in the 15000 block of LIV 413 due to dispatch receiving a call a female was being held against her will by a man with 2 firearms.
Investigation shows the female and a relative wanted to leave and the suspect did not want to drive them to where they wanted to go. We learned the suspect was a convicted felon and has 2 firearms in the home. The suspect denied having any modern firearms and that he does own a black powder weapon which he can legally possess.
It was determined the suspect allegedly removed the modern rifle from the home prior to law enforcement arriving and placed it in a hidden location away from the house. This rifle was later found by MSHP. Matching ammunition was in the home and provided to law enforcement.
It was also determined the firearms were not involved in the argument as the description given to dispatch was not quite what it seemed to be and the female was not actually being held against her will.
The investigation ended with the arrest of Duane Eugene Hall, 61, Mooresville for alleged Unlawful Possession of a Firearm as Mr. Hall allegedly has felony conviction of Manufacturing/Delivery of Controlled Substance in Illinois. Mr. Hall was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail and later charged in Livingston County Court with the alleged weapons offense. Mr. Hall was released on bond from jail on August 17.
Sheriff Steve Cox
NOTE: All persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of Law. An arrest, arrest warrant, and/or incarceration are not proof of guilt and merely allegations.