Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Case Update:
Nicholas Jerome Bell was taken into custody this morning by Gainesville Police after fleeing the area to hide out with family. Nicholas stated he could not take the pressure of being a wanted fugitive and subsequently surrendered without incident. Bell will be transported back to Charlotte County to face charges of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
“Violent crime is rare in Charlotte County but when it does occur, we will seek justice. Nicholas Bell will now face the consequences for his violent actions,” states Sheriff Bill Prummell.