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Man charged in fatal Fayetteville hit-and-run

Posted April 9, 2013
Updated April 10, 2013

— An Army soldier was charged with murder Tuesday in a weekend hit-and-run crash that killed a Fayetteville man.

Fayetteville police said received a tip from social media pages that led to the arrest of Edward William Hall, 35, who is assigned to the 50th Signal Battalion at Fort Bragg.

Police had been searching for a black Cadillac Escalade or similar vehicle involved in the hit-and-run that killed David Keller, 54. Police said Keller was driving his 2002 Yamaha motorcycle through the intersection of Morganton and Skibo roads about 4 a.m. Saturday when another vehicle hit him.

Investigators said the tipster told them a vehicle matching the description of the one that fled the scene was at a Fayetteville body shop.

Hall was charged with second-degree murder and felonious hit-and-run. He was in the Cumberland County jail Wednesday under a $100,000 bond and was scheduled to make a first court appearance at 2:30 p.m.


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  • Rebelyell55 Apr 10, 2013

    There goes his career. Should of stayed.

  • Billy_B0b Apr 9, 2013

    This guy needs to spend a very long time behind bars if convicted. What a dirtbag.

  • tigersnpirates6389 Apr 9, 2013

    wonder what his story was for the damage when he took the vehicle to the body shop????? agree..disgrace to the uniform! 1)in an accident and didnt check on the other person. 2) you ran. 3)tried to cover your tracks.

  • rick16 Apr 9, 2013

    It's a shame, killed another soldier. He didn't even have the decency to stick around after the accident.

  • Scubagirl Apr 9, 2013

    Kudos to the 'tipster'. If car was already in a body shop had they not come forward he would most likely not have been caught.

    Now he should be charged with SEVERAL crimes, not just hit/run-2nd degree murder, leaving scene of accident, and a few others I think

  • babedan Apr 9, 2013

    If he claims he was under the influence then the Judge will give him 6 months and that will probably be suspended. After all that is what the sentencing has been here lately.

  • ftpc99 Apr 9, 2013

    lorawatson - Agreed! Integrity is such an important part of being a military member. This kind of thing is not only legally wrong but he has disgraced himself and the uniform he is wearing. Very disapointing.

    I am sorry for the victim and his family.

  • OneLove Apr 9, 2013

    Fleeing an accident reflects disregard of life. Who knows? He might could have been saved. Glad to see he got that murder charge.

  • AestheticStyle Apr 9, 2013

    What a "genius". What kind of person runs? Scared or not I'd sleep better knowing I tried to help the person I just accidentally hurt.

  • shellsthoughts Apr 9, 2013

    So glad they arrested him and he's going to be charged. I can't believe someone could just run over and kill someone and not even stop. Mr. Keller was a fine man.