81-year-old William Brock charged with murder of Uber driver Loletha Hall after both targeted by scammer

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William Brock faces a lengthy sentence if convicted of killing Loletha Hall. Pic credit: Clark County Sheriff’s Office

The police in South Charleston, Ohio, have charged William Brock with the murder of Uber driver Loletha Hall after the pair were both allegedly fooled by a scammer.

On March 25, the 81-year-old Brock reportedly shot 61-year-old Hall three times with a .22-caliber revolver in the front yard of his home. The older man had been the victim of a telephone scam and apparently thought Hall was involved and was there to rob him.

Hall was an innocent Uber driver who was sent to Brock’s home to pick up a package. She was held captive, had her phone taken, and was eventually killed by Brock.

The cops say Brock had received a call earlier in the day from someone claiming to be a Clark County court official, stating that Brock’s relative was in jail and needed bail money to be released. Brock sensed he was being scammed, but when he failed to cooperate, the caller is alleged to have begun threatening the elderly man and his family.

The authorities believe Hall was then contacted by the same scammer through the Uber App and told to pick up a package from Brock’s address.

When the unwitting driver arrived, she encountered the armed Brock, who demanded to know who had sent her. Despite telling Brock she had no idea what was going on, he detained her and stole her phone.

William Brock believed Loletha Hall was part of a scam to rob him

Hall attempted to flee for her car but was shot three times by Brock. The shooter telephoned the police, telling them he had shot someone who was trying to rob him. The victim was transported to a hospital but died from her injuries a short time later.

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The whole incident was captured on Hall’s dashcam, which helped lead to Brock’s arrest on a murder charge. The police have stated that Hall was not a threat to Brock at any point during the incident.

The Clark County Sheriff confirmed Hall “made no threats or assaults toward Mr. Brock and made no demands, other than to ask about the package she was sent to retrieve through the Uber app.” 

An obituary for Hall described her as the mother of a son and a stepson, a devoted member of her church, and a talented cook.

Uber are helping police with inquiries into murder of Loletha Hall

The police are looking into the identity of the scammer and Uber is reportedly helping them with the investigation. The company have banned the account that sent Hall to Brock’s home.

In a statement, Uber said, “This is a horrific tragedy and our hearts continue to be with Loletha’s loved ones as they grieve. We have been in contact with law enforcement and remain committed to supporting their investigation.”

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