Gainesville man arrested for stabbing girlfriend 20 times at Celebration Pointe Wawa


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dexter Hall, 36, was arrested last night after his girlfriend was stabbed at the Wawa at Celebration Pointe.

At about 4 a.m. Thursday morning, Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report that a woman had been stabbed at the Wawa on SW Archer Road. Upon arrival, they found a woman with over 20 stab wounds on her legs, arms, and torso. She reportedly identified her attacker as Hall, her boyfriend of 3 years.

Security video reportedly showed a Ford Fusion pulling into a parking spot at the Wawa. The video, which is motion-activated, starts again about 20 minutes later and shows the woman on the ground next to the car; the car then leaves. Witnesses who saw the woman called 911, and the woman was transported to UF Health Shands under a trauma alert.

Hall was previously arrested in February of 2022 and charged with domestic battery on the same victim, but the charge was dropped at the end of March. He has three misdemeanor convictions but no other criminal history. The arrest report notes that he and the victim were living in the car, which is a rental.

Hall was arrested at Shands last night; he has been charged with attempted second degree murder and is being held on $500,000 bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

  • OMG! This is the kind of person that should spend the rest of their life in a state prison with NO frills.

      • Since you couldn’t read her signed post the first time & it’s directly above your last post I sincerely doubt anyone can help you.

  • If she doesn’t testify or press charges….it will happen again and next time she might not be around to testify. He will threaten her and she probably won’t testify. Rinse and repeat. Meanwhile…we keep paying their medical bills, etc.

  • Omg Wawas in Gainesville are a dangerous place to be. First a shooting now a stabbing.

    • The commission is quickly turning this city into a Democrat-run “utopia”

    • It’s not the wawas, it’s your commissioners lol wawas all over the country and these are the most dangerous to work at? Wonder why?

    • It’s not wawas fault the commissioners wanted to bring wawa here to make the city safer lol it’s your commissioners that are making the city unsafe with all these mental patients running the streets…hundreds of thousands of wawas and these are the most unsafe ones wonder why????? The criminals are running the city…..

  • Why were these climate change refugees living in a rental car when we got Grace marketplace? Because Grace Marketplace don’t work and they want all the worlds’ climate change refugees moving in to a single family neighborhood near you.
    Thanks Poe & Arreola! Can you get the neighbors/volunteers out of the street medians? I just had to clean up
    all the crap from a squatter that set up camp on my front porch near UF yesterday…they were huffing some kind of propellant or something too…I had all their filthy trash thrown in the dumpster across the street….The GNV CC & the city manager need to do something about these climate change neighbors before we end up with tents everywhere like Seattle.

    • Mr. Pink: the city manager can start cleaning up the city by removing all the bus stop shelters and bus benches…leave the garbage cans at the bus stops so environmentalists can pick up the street & sidewalk litter to dispose of it properly. We need more public garbage cans on street corners & bus stops to clean up the litter that people just throw everywhere….those bus stops with shelters have to go because vagrants use them like hotel rooms.

  • If you don’t know these people keep your comments to yourself…We don’t know what’s going on in today’s society…Maybe it’s some or possibility mentally psychological health… Or they probably off medication… It can be one of your family members or friends stop being so judgmental… This is what’s wrong with this world today being judgmental…I hate to say it but you people need stop being Opinionated about things the world can’t handle…Let God and the law prevail…God bless you all

    • What do you think would happen to someone like him if we were still in biblical times? Getting stoned had a different meaning back then than it does nowadays.

    • Let god & the law prevail? Thou shall not kill…the Noah’s ark climate change flood is coming and will wipe this Soddom & Gomorrah pestilence away. Let Mother Nature reduce the population to save the planet. Stop making excuses for liars, murderers, cheaters, perverts, thieves, etc.
      Liberal democrats are so deluded that they don’t even know what a woman is and are suffering from wokeness & having gender dysphoria….yes, god bless you all who believe in god & the 10 commandments. Jesus promoted
      Personal responsibility. Think about that.

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