Colington man arrested for assault by strangulation

Published 10:04 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2023

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of a Colington man on an assault by strangulation charge.

According to a DCSO press release, on March 31, 2023 at approximately 10:42 p.m., deputies working the A-District responded to a domestic in progress call in Colington.

“The Deputies investigated this incident and found that it was a verbal altercation,” stated the release. “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.”

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Eric Scott Bell. Courtesy DCSO

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According to the release, when the deputies saw the evidence provided, they arrested Eric Scott Bell, 51, of Colington, for felony assault by strangulation.

Bell was given a $3,000 secured bond.

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