PIPESTONE — A Pipestone resident is incarcerated for alleged domestic assault.
A Pipestone County Sheriff's Office deputy responded Sunday evening to a report that a victim had been hit by another person. As the deputy pulled up to the residence, two people came outside and were yelling at each other. The victim, who had multiple wounds on their face, told the officer that Kala Hall, 42, had struck them.
The victim reported that they had gotten into an argument with Hall and Hall had threated to hurt them. The victim then attempted to get in their car and leave, but Hall allegedly shut the car door, grabbed the victim by the neck and hair, dragged them into the kitchen and threw them on the counter.
Eventually, the victim got outside and was able to call 9-1-1. When the victim told Hall they had called the police, Hall reportedly said, "I’ll kill you before they get here."
Hall was arrested and charged with felony threats of violence and misdemeanor domestic assault. The offense of threats carries a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine, but if he's convicted, Hall will be sentenced based on criminal history. He has been convicted of felony domestic assault once in 2012 and once in 2019.
Hall is being held in Pipestone County Jail on bail set at $20,000 with conditions or $40,000 without. His initial court appearance is set for Tuesday.
The Southwest Crisis Center is available in our community to support and empower survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For questions about services or how you can help, contact the Southwest Crisis Center at 1-800-376-4311 or mnswcc.org.