Jadon Gibson It was no secret that Bad Talt Hall was a list of men “he wanted dealt after his demise.” The famous author, John Fox Jr., was told he was on the list and asked Hall’s priest to suggest that he would be more honorable to include in his that he didn’t want any further action done on his behalf. “An ambush on us would be easy as we passed through the laurel and rhododendron,” the author wrote. Many lawmen from southwest Virginia including about thirty members of the Police Guard from Stone Gap arrived in Wise, Virginia where Bad Talt Hall was to be hanged. The build-up was to counter the threat of Devil John ’s men. It was known they in the area to break Hall out of jail. Heartbeats quickened on a dark night when a gunshot was heard near the jail. First thoughts that ’s men were breaking Talt out. They soon found however that a cow had wandered near the jail and one of the guard’s trigger finger was and resulted in the shot in the dark. “They’re not coming after me,” Hall spoke […]