The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the October 25th, 2015 arrest of Randale Allen Bell, a 48 year old Topton, North Carolina man for charges relating from a domestic violence incident.
At about 7:30 pm on October 25th, 2015, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was called to respond to a residence in the Cherokee County side of Topton, North Carolina to investigate a report of a domestic assault. Upon arriving to the scene, the responding deputy sheriff was able to determine that Randale Allen Bell had assaulted a female who was living at the residence by hitting, punching, and choking her as well as hitting a small child that was at the residence. The deputy sheriff then arrested Bell.
Bell was brought to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he appeared before the North Carolina Magistrate who placed Bell under no bond until Bell appeared before a District Court Judge on October 26th, at which time he was given a $3,000 secure bond. Bell is currently out on the secure bond and is expected back in Cherokee County District Court November 17th, 2015.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “Domestic Violence continues to be a problem in Cherokee County. We will continue to fight to bring people to justice that commit assaults on those we are less able to defend themselves including our youth.”
Sheriff Palmer encourages any one that has information on this crime or any other to report it. To report crime in Cherokee County you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.
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