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Raleigh man charged after crash, commotion at Mission Valley movies

Posted November 27, 2012
Updated November 28, 2012

— A Raleigh man faces charges of careless driving and disorderly conduct for causing a commotion both outside and inside the Mission Valley Cinema on Avent Ferry Road on Nov. 16.

According to witnesses, Derrick Donta Bell, 29, was speeding in the parking lot and hit three parked cars before spinning into a tree. He then ran screaming into the theater. Bell frightened some movie patrons, but he left before police arrived.

Police arrested Bell Monday at a home on Weston Street. He was being held on $1,000 secured bond.

Bell has a long criminal history, including multiple charges of assault, drug sales and possession.

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  • Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Nov 28, 7:43 p.m.

    This guy is trouble, clearly. He's going to keep messing around and eventually, commit a horrible crime.

    Beth

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 28, 11:50 a.m.

    Maybe a bee flew into his shorts. Maybe he ate one of those ultra-hot ghost peppers? ;-)

  • sctech Nov 28, 11:41 a.m.

    Lock him up for life before he kills someone. Look at his past record. It's quite lengthy.

  • nitabitasmith Nov 28, 10:05 a.m.

    Get him off of the streets!

  • LocalYokel Nov 28, 8:33 a.m.

    I saw 9 people just as disorderly on my 30 minute drive on the beltline yesterday. Miraculously, these 9 people did not do any property damage (that I know of).

    The police never arrived.

  • fedora Nov 27, 7:45 p.m.

    what happen to "leaving the scene of a crime." Sounds like he may have evaded a DUI/DWI.

  • superman Nov 27, 3:31 p.m.

    Dont think they have enough evidence. The State Attorney General will dismiss the charges. They are getting good at coverups.

  • Scubagirl Nov 27, 12:31 p.m.

    guy sounds a tad 'off', speeding in the parking lot, screaming in the theatre???? Something going on w/ that guy I think, that's just not normal behavior