Winchester man charged with murder of retired Fayette mechanics teacher

WINCHESTER — A Winchester man has been charged with murder in the early May shooting death of a retired schoolteacher, Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said Friday.

Justin Spicer, 23, was arrested late Thursday afternoon at the sheriff's office and charged with murder in the death of Dallas W. Hall. Spicer also was charged with first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence.

Hall, 63, was found dead May 2 next to the driveway of his home on Little Stoner Road about 7 miles east of Winchester. Hall had taught mechanics for 27 years in Fayette County, Perdue said.

Hall and Spicer were acquaintances. Through interviews, investigators with the Clark County Sheriff's Office determined that they had argued over some guns Hall was "holding" for Spicer, Perdue said.

The argument turned physical and ended with Spicer shooting Hall with a .380-caliber handgun owned by Hall, Perdue said. Spicer sold the gun later that day, Perdue said.

That night, before Hall's body had been discovered by his son, Spicer went back to the Hall house and took two guns and later sold them, Perdue said. Those guns and the weapon used to kill Hall were all recovered, Perdue said.

The tampering charge is related to Spicer leaving the scene with the gun allegedly used in the killing and selling it, Perdue said.

Spicer remains in the Clark County jail in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond. He will appear in Clark District Court on Monday, Perdue said.