DuBois, PA – A DuBois man who hid from and then fought with police will serve time in state prison. 42-year-old William Bell II was sentenced to 21 months to 5 years in state prison.
He’s currently an inmate of the jail, already serving a long sentence for violating his parole. Bell faced charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and flight to avoid apprehension in connection with an incident in January.
Police say it started as they were serving an arrest warrant to Bell on other charges at a home in DuBois. The woman who answered the door gave officers permission for them to search her home, but she said she wasn’t sure where Bell was.
The police found Bell in the basement, and the man allegedly charged at officers and attempted to attack them. Officers tackled Bell to the cement floor, where he continued to struggle.
Police found that Bell’s coat had pills and syringes in the pocket and 29 more syringes in a gym bag. Bell reportedly told them that he used them to shoot up methamphetamine.
On the way to the police station, officers say Bell also admitted to still being high on meth and that was likely the reason that he had tried to attack them.