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Couple jailed in ATM scheme
Man caught after attempted theft; woman turned herself in Monday
Kristy Lynn Hall - photo by Special
    A couple who tried to break into a North Main Street bank automated teller machine Saturday night ended up in jail after a person passing by saw what they were doing, police said.
    Around 10 p.m. Saturday, someone saw a man and woman trying to break into an ATM at the Farmers and Merchants Bank main office on North Main Street, according to Statesboro Police reports. The witness called police, and soon officers were on the scene.
    The offenders fled, but after  a brief chase officers apprehended Kevin Lee Hall, 46, Moore Avenue, Augusta. Hall was charged with outstanding warrants (wanted person,) burglary, obstruction of officers and possession of tools for the commission  of a crime.
    Officers did not locate the woman, later identified as Kristy Lynn Hall, 34, Simons Road, but contacted her later after conducting further investigation, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott Brunson.
    Ms. Hall turned herself in to detectives Monday morning, he said. She was also charged with burglary and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.
    Both were taken to the Bulloch County Jail after being taken into custody, and are currently being held without bond, according to jail records.
    Brunson said ATM break-ins are unusual, and the last one took place " a few years ago" at the Cotton Ridge Medical Complex.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at 489-9414.  
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