Mississippi man arrested on rape charge in Bishop

Bishop Police Department press release

On Sunday, May 28, 2017 at approximately 6:05 am, units responded to a disturbance in the area of the 1000 block of North Main Street in Bishop.

Upon arrival, it was determined that a female visiting from out of the area had been sexually assaulted by a person with whom she had recently met.

Lawrence Emmanuel Hall, a 23 year old resident of Greenville, Mississippi, was taken into custody a short time later.

Hall was later transported to the Inyo County Jail and booked for a felony violation of California Penal Code Section 261(A)(4), Rape of an Unconscious Person.

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11 Responses to Mississippi man arrested on rape charge in Bishop

  1. Alex Jones June 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

    Lock this guy up, just what we need another criminal running around the streets of Bishop. Let’s just hope the inyo county court system does its job and puts this guys away for a long time.

    • g. ramos June 6, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

      Mr Jones: The man has been charged, not convicted. Do you know the difference?

      • innocent.until.proven.guilty June 13, 2017 at 6:58 am #

        Thank you g. ramos. I came here to say the same thing

  2. Trouble June 5, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    Maybe he’ll get to see what it feels like in prison?

  3. jackson June 2, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

    Awesome press release BPD!!!!! You might as well tell us, someday, somewhere, somebody, may, possibly eat a snickers bar orrrrrr butter finger on a plane and not throw the wrapper away! I’m all about keeping the info close till it can be divulged without a doubt, but give me a break.

  4. Tinner June 1, 2017 at 8:04 pm #

    It’s a big desert.

  5. BishopPeeps June 1, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    Police responded to a disturbance, then arrested someone of raping of an unconscious person. What disturbance does a passed out victim make? If this man had intercourse with an unconscious person, then yes it’s rape. If two adults were drinking to the point of intoxication that would allow for poor choices, shouldn’t both people be charged with rape?

    • Tinner June 3, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

      Wow, BishopPeeps, really? A victim of rape should be charged with rape?

      • BishopPeeps June 5, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

        Tinner- Stay on point, and stop being white knight’y. I was making the point on the reporting and how this news release is telling us an event that took place. Let’s take out the gender roles in this story. Police responded to a disturbance, and a person was then arrested for raping an unconscious person. If a person had sex with an unconscious person, then yes it’s rape, and that person should be in prison. If two individuals engaged in a night of drinking and were both drunk…which person goes to jail for raping if both parties are both drunk? I came to that conclusion because how does an unconscious person know they were raped if they are unconscious? Hence the “Disturbance” call.

        • Tinner June 6, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

          BishopPeeps, a woman would know.
          Do you know what inmates do to convicted rapists in prison? That’s me.

  6. Low-Inyo June 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

    Read about this sort of thing all the time nowdays….and see it on the Discovery ID television station 24/7….for gosh sakes,girls….before “hooking up ” with a stranger,especially the “new friends ” from out of State,do a background check,at least.


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