Halifax County Felon Charged For Having A Gun

A convicted felon is back behind bars after deputies say they caught him with a gun.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office arrested 44 year old Emmanuel Bell early Sunday morning. Deputies were responding to a domestic call in the Roanoke Rapids area when they say they found Bell with a .22 caliber rifle.

Bell is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. His bond was set at $12,000, and he's due in court February 1.

Bell's criminal record stretches back to 1987 with a conviction of assault with a deadly weapon in Northampton County. Other charges over the years include resisting an officer, possession and selling drugs, and carrying a concealed weapon.


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  • by JusticeForAll on Jan 2, 2012 at 04:51 PM
    This story is obviously completely fictional and made-up. It is against Federal Law for a felon to possess, purchase, or even have "constructive possession" of a firearm. It is also against NC State Statute for a felon to posses a fiream. Since everyone knows that the 22,000 "gun control" laws already on the books in the US work 100% of the time (that's why we have so many such laws), there is simply NO WAY this man could have been in possession of a firearm. After all, even criminals obey "gun control" laws, right? Please, WITN, will you stop publishing these fake, made-up, fictional "news" stories?
  • by Mike Location: Nc on Jan 2, 2012 at 03:16 PM
    I'll post in a few as I am getting reddy to call my Rev Barber to see how I am supposed to feel about this story and what he wants me to post to y'all.
  • by J.D. Location: ENC on Jan 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    Just another fine example of people doing the right thing. Laws are only as good as the people willing to follow them. Another hundred guns laws on the books would not have meant a thing to this guy. He should have been shot as soon as the gun was found. That might make the next felon think before he carries a gun. It might be a bit harsh but these kinds of crooks do not care about you why should we care about them.
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      by 250 on Jan 2, 2012 at 03:23 PM in reply to J.D.
      You running for Govna or Attorney general or maybe hopefully even President???????
  • by Biker Dude Location: Sitting in the jury on Jan 2, 2012 at 07:26 AM
    Ok slap him on the wrist again and let him go. His slickster attorney is going to let him sit in jail a few months then he will strike a plea deal with the DA and Mr. Criminal will be back on the street. This happens all the time. You can't blame the judges for not being tough on crime because the DA never let's the judge see the case only the plea.
  • by Fine, Upstanding, Model Citizen... on Jan 2, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    Salt of the earth, decent guy he is...lol
  • by john Location: greenville on Jan 2, 2012 at 04:45 AM
    wanted happened to 3 strikes and you are out ?????????
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