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Delton Hall of Chargers Is Arrested : Jurisprudence: Plan B signee charged with taking television, stereo from girlfriend's apartment.

June 24, 1992|T.J. SIMERS

SAN DIEGO — Delton Hall, who is projected to be the Chargers' starting strong safety this season, has been charged with burglary in a township just outside of Pittsburgh, and ordered to appear July 1 before District Justice Mark Devlin.

Hall, who previously played with the Steelers, was apprehended at his home in the Pittsburgh area June 17.

Ross Township Police Chief Carl Zotter told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Hall allegedly entered the apartment of Quintana Patterson with a key, but did not have Patterson's permission to do so. He said Hall removed a television and stereo and then informed Patterson's sister and mother that if she wanted the merchandise back, Patterson would have to see him.

The published report said Patterson had been attempting to break off a relationship with Hall, but that he would not allow her to do so. The report said Hall had threatened her with bodily harm.

Hall, who is married, informed the Chargers of the charge against him. He indicated through a club spokesman that his attorney had advised him not to comment.

The Chargers signed Hall via Plan B free agency this off-season.

"We have discussed the situation with Delton," Coach Bobby Ross said. "We're aware of it, and it's in the hands of his lawyer. We're looking for Delton to be at training camp and begin practice."

The Chargers open training camp July 15 at UCSD.

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