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‘McMissile’ lobber gets 30 days
BY KEITH EPPS
The defendant in the infamous “McMissile” case was ordered Friday to serve 30 days in jail.
Jessica Julia Hall, 30, was convicted of a probation violation in Stafford Circuit Court for failing to make contact with probation officials since February 2009.
Judge Sarah Deneke imposed the two-year prison sentence Hall got for throwing a McDonald’s bag containing a cup of ice into another vehicle during a July 2, 2006, road-rage incident in stalled traffic on Interstate 95 in Stafford.
The judge then re-suspended all but 30 days.
Hall was convicted of throwing a missile at an occupied vehicle and a jury recommended the minimum penalty, two years in prison. No one was injured in the incident.
Hall served about six weeks on the felony conviction before a judge reduced her active sentence to time served. The case drew national attention and was dubbed the “McMissile” case.
Stafford officials recently extradited Hall from North Carolina after learning that she had absconded from probation after having her probation transferred to Oklahoma.
She had also failed to pay any of her court costs, court records show.
On Friday, Deneke did release Hall from probation, meaning she will no longer have to report to anyone when she gets out of jail and returns to North Carolina.
But she is still responsible for paying her court costs, which totaled more than $9,000 before another $648 was added Friday.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404