Laurel man charged with kidnapping and assault

Laurel man charged with kidnapping and assault

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - One man has been charged for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a a woman in Laurel.

Perry Bell, 31, turned himself into the Laurel Police Department on Tuesday after authorities received a distress call from the 2,400 block of North 7th Ave.

When authorities arrived a victim reported that she had been at a residence on North 8th Avenue when Bell allegedly forced her from the home.

The victim claimed that Bell took her to another residence in Laurel where he assaulted and then released her.

Bell faces one count of kidnapping, one count of domestic assault and one count of armed robbery. The armed robbery charge stems from an incident which occurred back in September 2014.

Bell will make his initial appearance later this week  in court.