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Raleigh man charged after crash, commotion at Mission Valley movies

Posted November 27, 2012 11:42 a.m. EST
Updated November 28, 2012 12:31 p.m. EST

— 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.