New Orleans, LA – United States
Marshal Genny May announces the arrest of Robert Bell, 33, at 425 South
Roman Street, New Orleans, LA. Bell is the suspect of a triple homicide that
occurred in Snellville, Georgia. He was booked into the Orleans Parish
Prison and is awaiting extradition to Gwinnett County, Georgia.
On September 15th, 2013, Gwinnett County Police Department homicide
detectives allege that Bell was involved with the murders of Angelina
Benton, 34, her 12-year-old son, Joseph McDonald, and 19-year-old family
friend Raymond Daniel. A fourth victim – 23-year-old Justin Cato – was
hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Detectives established that Robert Bell
and his wife Danielle Hill-Bell met Benton while attending church. Bell and
his wife did not have a place to live so Benton invited them into her home.
Detectives recovered Bell’s vehicle along with an AR-15 found inside of the
vehicle that may have been used during the tragic shooting incident. After
the Gwinnett County Police Department homicide detectives exhausted local
efforts to locate Bell they referred the case to the U.S. Marshals Service
Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. Investigators with the Southeast
Regional Fugitive Task Force developed information that Bell had fled to New
Orleans, LA. The Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force contacted the Gulf
Coast Regional Task Force-New Orleans office and requested assistance with
locating and apprehending Bell.
Today, Investigators with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force-New
Orleans office developed information that indicated Bell was linked into the
homeless scene of New Orleans where he attempted to blend-in and fly under
the radar of law enforcement. However, dedicated and vigilant task force
members combed through the city and discovered that Bell was visiting a
homeless shelter (under an alias) within the 1800 block of Gravier Street.
Bell was arrested after a brief foot pursuit with the assistance of the
Louisiana State University Health Science Center Police Department.
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