Court Case Update

                                     Case# 17SR-CR00098-01
                                     Case# 17SR-CR00097-01
Count I-Class B burglary-first degree
Count II-Class A misdemeanor assault-third degree
Count III-Class D felony resisting arrest by fleeing
Count IV-Class D felony driving while revoked
Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt
Count I: Defendant sentenced to 4 years in Missouri Department of Corrections 
Count II: Defendant sentenced to 4 years in Missouri Department of Corrections 
Sentences to be served concurrent with each other and concurrent with sentence in Case No. 16SR-CR00289-01


Bell, Eric A
Age: 31  
City: Osceola  
Arrest Date: 2017-03-03  
Next Court Date: 2017-09-05  
Additional Information

Counts one and two stem from an investigation on July 31, 2016. St. Clair County deputies took a report from Darrell Unruh in reference to Bell unlawfully entering a residence on SE 801 Road, Collins. While inside the residence Bell assaulted Unruh.            

Counts III and IV stem from an investigation on Aug. 23, 2016. A St. Clair County deputy witnessed a vehicle owned by Bell exit Pilot Travel Center and travel east on SE 1000 Road, Collins. Witnesses reported Bell was in the driver’s seat. The deputy had previous knowledge Bell’s driving privileges were revoked. The deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on SE 1000 Road and Bell refused to yield and increased his speed. During the incident the deputy lost sight of Bell’s vehicle. Several other deputies from St. Clair and Hickory County also searched the area for the vehicle to no avail.  Later the same day a deputy took a report concerning Bell’s vehicle located in a pasture near SE 1000 Road and  SE 1071 Road.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office