Attempted murder suspect captured

GLENVILLE – A man sought by Calhoun County authorities and reportedly wanted for attempted murder in Maryland was arrested early Wednesday morning on the campus of Glenville State College.

Corey Joseph Bell, 31, was apprehended just after midnight, Gilmer County Sheriff Larry Gerwig said.

According to the Hur Herald, an online publication in Calhoun County, Grantsville Police began looking for Bell Tuesday evening after he allegedly fled following a domestic dispute on Lower Pine Street. He had been living there for about a year under an alias, the Herald reported.

Grantsville Police Chief Andy Walker told the Herald that Bell is wanted for the attempted murder of a Baltimore Police officer. A call to the Baltimore Police Department about the matter was not returned Wednesday afternoon.

State police and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department joined in the search, along with officers from neighboring counties, including Glenville Police Chief Ben Huffman and another officer from that department.

Huffman said he and the other officer were driving back from helping with the search late Tuesday when they were notified of a report from campus security at Glenville State.

“There was a suspicious person complaint called in, and we went up on our Glenville State College campus and arrested him,” Huffman said.

The chief said Bell was taken into custody without incident.

Bell was charged with three misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer. He is being held at the Central Regional Jail in Sutton on a $15,000 bond.