On April 14, 2013, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the Foxfire Subdivision in reference to a deceased elderly female. Following their arrival, deputies learned the victim’s vehicle was also missing from the residence as was her son, later identified Jeffery Tyrone Bell, 30 of Alexandria.
During their investigation detectives observed what appeared to be stab wounds on the victim’s body, which lead them to believe foul play was a factor. Detectives later verified Bell had been taken into custody on the previous evening by a local law enforcement agency, in reference to an unrelated matter.
At the time of the incident Bell was in possession of the victim’s vehicle. Through their investigation, detectives established sufficient probable cause tending to prove that Bell committed this crime upon his mother.
As a result, warrants were granted for Bell’s arrest for one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Armed Robbery and one count of Obstruction of Justice.
On April 18, 2013, Jeffery Tyrone Bell was taken into the custody without incident by Rapides Parish Deputies, in Allen Parish. He was later booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center where he is currently being detained without bond.
“We want to thank the agencies that assisted in this case as well as the patience of the media. This was a very delicate situation our Detectives were dealing with and at no time was the public ever in danger from this suspect. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim as well as those that knew her” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton.
– April 18, 2013