MILTON, WV (WOWK) – A man has been arrested in Ohio after allegedly shooting at a vehicle with a child inside in Cabell County.
According to the Milton Police Department, a woman identified as Vicky Rice of Culloden, called 911 around 1 p.m. Thursday, April 1, alleging her boyfriend had pulled alongside her vehicle on I-64 and shot a gun, striking her vehicle. Police say her 13-month-old grandchild was in a car seat in the back seat of the car at the time of the incident.
The Milton Police Department says the victim identified the suspect as Terry Bell Jr., of Middleport, OH, and described the vehicle he had been in. He was believed to be headed back to Middleport, according to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said they “flooded” the area of State Route 7 near Story’s Run Road and found a similar vehicle traveling north with a male driver, whom they were able to confirm was Bell. They pursued the vehicle from Story’s Run Road to the Hobson area before it pulled off along State Route 7.
According to deputies, Bell was initially compliant and put his hands in the air, however, he then allegedly refused to exit the vehicle and stopped listening to the deputies. They say he was “forcefully removed from the vehicle” due to non-compliance and the possibility he had the alleged firearm on him.
Through cooperation with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Bell was arrested on State Route 7 outside of Middleport later in the afternoon. Milton police say he is being held on unrelated charges for Ohio, and Cabell County warrants for his arrest have been obtained for Wanton Endangerment and Prohibited Person with a firearm. According to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Bell had been previously released on an ankle monitor which he had cut off days before the incident.
Bell was placed under arrest for having a warrant out of the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas and Meigs County Court. Bell was also previously released on an ankle monitor which he had cut off days prior. Charges were also filed on Bell through West Virginia for the shooting incident which occurred in Milton.