Kentucky Killer

Admits to SCSO Deputies He Killed His Girlfriend

Stacie Bartro
April 02, 2020 - 8:43 am
SCSO will extradite a Anthony Daryl Hall back to Kentucky after allegedly admitting he killed his girlfriend

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A Kentucky man, found in Spartanburg, admits to Deputies he killed his girlfriend.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office got a call to check out an abandoned vehicle at Highway 11 and Ivey Road in Chesnee around 5:40pm Wednesday. 

Deputies found the driver, Anthony Daryl Hall of Kentucky.  According to the Sheriff's Office, while questioning Hall, he voluntarily admitted he killed his girlfriend, Jodi Stapleton, back in Kentucky.

Deputies contacted the Kentucky State Police who verified they were looking for the missing Stapleton.  

Hall was taken in for further questioning where Deputies say he gave more details on how he allegedly killed Stapleton, hid her body and then burned her car.

Anthonly Daryl Hall

Hall's statements were relayed back to the Kentucky State Police.  Troopers were able to locate and recover Stapleton's body. 

He will be extradited back to Kentucky  as Troopers there gain warrants for 1st degree murder, domestic violence and for evidence tampering.

He has been charged in Spartanburg as a fugitive of justice along with two counts of car break-in.  

A bond hearing for Hall is expected at 2pm Thursday.  

Official Press Release from the SCSO below:

Last night, deputies responded to a call of abandoned vehicle at the intersection of Hwy. 11 and Ivey Rd. in the Chesnee community of Spartanburg County.

The deputies located the driver of the abandoned vehicle and identified him as Anthony Daryl Hall.

Early in their questioning of Hall, he voluntarily told them he had murdered his girlfriend in Kentucky.

Deputies were able to verify with the Kentucky State Police that they were investigating a missing person’s case of the female Hall named.

Hall was transported from the scene to our office to be further questioned by one of our violent crimes investigators, where he provided more details of the female’s death and her location as well as the separate location of her vehicle that he had burnt.

That additional information was relayed to the Kentucky State Police, which enabled them to locate both the victim and her vehicle.

Our deputies still at the scene also discovered Hall had broken into 2 cars near the intersection of Hwy. 11 and Ivey Rd.

This agency has charged Hall with Fugitive from Justice and Car Breaking (2 counts).

Hall will have a formal bond hearing here this afternoon at 2:00 PM at the magistrate’s office at the detention facility. 

News Release from the Kentucky State Police below:

Frenchburg, KY. (April 1, 2020) –On March 30, 2020, Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead received a missing person complaint in Menifee County. Jodi L. Stapleton, 35 years of age, of Shelbiana, KY was last seen in Wellington, KY.

She is approximately five feet seven inches tall, weighs 205 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.  

Ms. Stapleton was last seen wearing a gray “Kentucky” shirt and black yoga pants. 

She was last seen driving a 2013 black Chevy Tahoe, license plate number 493PSB with initials “JSL” on the back glass along with a “PMC” sticker. 

If you have any information regarding Jodi L. Statpleton or come in contact with the vehicle, please contact Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead at 606-784-4127.

This case remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead.


Jodi L. Stapleton was located at a residence in Menifee County deceased.

Ms. Stapleton was pronounced deceased by Menifee County Coroner Melody Smallwood. 

After further investigation, Kentucky State Police Detectives was able to obtain arrest warrants for Anthony D. Hall, 35 years of age, of Wellington, KY for Murder First Degree (Domestic Violence) and Tampering With Physical Evidence.

Anthony Hall was located and arrested in Spartanburg, SC on the arrest warrants.

This case remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead.


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