Originally ran in Florida
"Man held in series of Central Brevard robberies"
by Jennifer Ellis
May 21, 2002
Florida Today is a daily newspaper covering the East Central Florida area
around Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, and Cape Canaveral. This story never
made their website and was forwarded by a KeepAndBearArms.com member who lives
three blocks away from the scene.
ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA -- The man accused of robbing several stores at gunpoint
over the weekend will go before a judge this afternoon.
Clifford Hall, 37, of Cocoa has been charged with several counts of armed
robbery after police said he robbed a Viera 7-Eleven convenience store, a
Rockledge liquor store and a Cocoa hotel over the weekend.
Hall was arrested after an 18-mile pursuit by police that led to a car crash
and foot chase. He then broke into a Canaveral Groves home, where he was held
by the homeowners at gunpoint until police could arrive.
He remains at the Brevard County Detention Center in Sharpes awaiting his
1:30 p.m. court appearance.
Hall has a long history of armed robbery charges that stretches back over 13
years with a 1988 arrest and conviction on burglary and grand theft charges.
In 1989, Hall was charged with multiple counts of burglary, grand theft and
forgery including one charge for which he should have received a life sentence.
Hall apparently did not go to prison for long. Court records discovered by
Florida Today show Hall was arrested by Cocoa police in 1995 on charges of
aggravated battery with great bodily harm. The charges were later dropped.
He was issued a traffic citation in 1996 and charged with counts of
battery-domestic violence in 1998 and 2001, respectively.
Last September, Hall was arrested for forging a prescription to fraudulently
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