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Raleigh Man, Once Accused Of Murder Of Counselor, Heads To Jail

Posted February 4, 2004 11:28 a.m. EST

— A Raleigh man who avoided a trial on murder charges is going to prison for something else.

Derrick Bell pleaded guilty last week to various charges including assaulting a police officer. He will be jailed at least two years.

Officers said Bell led them on a high-speed chase last November.

In an unrelated case, prosecutors dismissed a murder charge against Bell in the drive-by shooting of YMCA counselor Pierre Williams in July 2002.