The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lyons man for Assault in the 3rd Degree and Harassment in the 2nd Degree on the evening of Wednesday 08/08/2018 following an investigation into an assault that occurred at the Town of Sodus Court on 07/11/2018. Christopher J. Bell, age 23, of Montezuma Street in Lyons was in the Town of Sodus Court on 07/11/2018 being arraigned on an unrelated matter stemming from an incident that occurred during the “blow off day” festivities in the Village of Sodus Point. Following Bell’s arraignment it is alleged that Bell attacked the Sodus Town Court security officer. As Deputies escorted Bell out of the courtroom it is alleged that Bell intentionally bumped into the court security with his shoulder, as Bell was being taken to the ground by Deputies, Bell then intentionally used his knee to strike the court security officer. It was later discovered that Bell’s actions caused significant pain and bruising to the court security officer.
A warrant was issued for Bell’s arrest for Assault in the 3rd Degree and was issued an appearance ticket for Harassment in the 2nd Degree. Bell was arrested on the warrant and was arraigned before Judge Fratangelo who released Bell upon his own recognizance. Bell is to reappear in the Town of Sodus Court at a later date and time for further court proceedings.