HUEYSVILLE – Ronnie Hall was released from jail on Wednesday after a Floyd County grand jury declined to indict him on two murder charges. Floyd County citizens have been following his case since April when he shot three men after they came his home and brutally attacked him.
In a sworn affidavit, Hall describes what happened on the night of the incident. Three men, Ricky Goble, 51; Daniel Harvill, 30, and Rodney Whitaker, 33 were standing on the sidewalk of Hall’s apartment urinating. Hall yelled at them to stop from his second story apartment. The three men eventually made their way up to Hall’s apartment and forced themselves inside where they proceeded to beat Hall severely. When the men left the apartment, Hall got his gun and followed them outside where he shot at them from his second story porch. Ricky Goble survived the incident, while the other two were killed.
Police arrested Hall at the scene and charged him with two counts of murder. He spent 57 days in jail.
Did he have the right to go outside after his attackers?
According to Hall’s lawyer Ned Pillersdorf based on the “Castle” statute, a homeowner has the right to defend themselves in their home on their property.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.