Colington man arrested on assault charges

Eric Scott Bell. [Dare County Sheriff's Office]

On March 31, 2023, at approximately 10:42pm, Deputies working the A-District responded to a Domestic in Progress call in Colington, NC.

The Deputies investigated this incident and found that it was a verbal altercation. Before the Deputies finished at the residence, a prior incident was brought to their attention that involved an assault by strangulation. This incident happened at the end of January 2023.

When the Deputies saw the evidence provided, they arrested Eric Scott Bell, 51, Colington, NC, for (F) Assault by Strangulation. Bell was given a $3,000 secured bond.

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