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Weapons charge, resisting arrest filed against Cape woman

Jan 16, 2013 -- 10:06am


Southeast Missourian contributed to this story

A felony weapons charge has been filed against a Cape Girardeau woman after she was seen by police threatening her boyfriend with a knife. 51-year old Arleather Bell was arrested Monday night on a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor resisting arrest after police responded to a domestic dispute about 11 p.m. in the 400 block of South Sprigg Street. Bell was kept in custody only a short time as she posted a $10,000 surety bond. Patrolman Michael Kidd of the Cape Girardeau Police Department was on patrol when he saw Bell standing on the street with a knife pointed at her boyfriend. She was charged with resisting arrest because Bell ducked behind some cars when he bent over to pick up the knife. Bell also struggled with another officer who tried to take her into custody. Bell is scheduled to appear before Judge Gary Kamp on Monday for an initial arraignment. 

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