Frankford man charged after domestic incident investigation

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown police charged a Frankford man following investigation of a domestic complaint in Georgetown.

The incident occurred during the morning hours of Thursday, June 22, at Dunbarton Oaks Apartments, Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin said.

Brian Bell, 29, taken into custody at his residence by Frankford police, was charged with burglary second degree, unlawful imprisonment second degree, assault third degree, theft under $1,500 and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Bell was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $6,000 secured bond, Det. Melvin said.

Brian Bell

Georgetown police responded to Dunbarton Oaks Apartments for a physical domestic complaint at about 9 a.m. on June 22. Officers contacted the woman and two children at the residence and were informed that a man familiar to the woman – Brian Bell – had arrived at her apartment and requested entry.

The woman denied entry but Bell somehow managed to enter the woman’s apartment and began to assault her, Det. Melvin said. The woman eventually freed herself and attempted to flee.

Bell blocked the apartment door and would not allow the woman to exit, according to police investigation. The woman eventually fled from the apartment via a side door and ran to a neighbor and 911 was called. The woman’s two children, ages 3 and 1, were inside the apartment during the assault.

Bell fled prior to Georgetown police arriving. He was picked up by Frankford police at his residence.

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