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For Immediate Release

March 09, 2018 Ed Holst, Public Information Officer
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Arkansas Homicide Suspect arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the arrest of David Bell, 27, in Harrisburg, PA.

On January 29, 2018, the North Little Rock Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Bell with capital murder and aggravated robbery. It is alleged that Bell and two other men shot and killed a person on January 26 in the town of Old North Little Rock, Arkansas. The case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Arkansas. Recent developed information indicated that Bell may have fled to the Harrisburg area. Request for assistance was made to the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Harrisburg.

On the evening of March 8, 2018, Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers caught up with Bell and arrested him in the 1900 block of Boas Street in Harrisburg, he surrendered without incident. Task Force personnel discovered Bell had a ballistic vest with armor plates which was seized at the scene. Bell was turned over to local authorities for criminal proceedings pending extradition to Arkansas.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to rid our community of those charged with such heinous crimes. Harrisburg and its surrounding communities will not be a safe haven and it is my sincere hope that the victim’s family finds some measure of comfort knowing the suspect will face justice.”

During this fugitive investigation, the USMS worked jointly with officers from the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Dauphin County Adult Probation Office. Additional assistance was provided by USMS in the Eastern District of Arkansas.

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