Older White Man Punches 11 Year Old Black Girl In The Face After She Ran Up On Him
A Black Mountain man is accused of assaulting a child under 12 years old at a mall in Asheville Saturday evening.
Asheville police said a fight involving juveniles broke out at the mall, and during the fight,
David Steven Bell pushed a girl under 12 years old and then punched her.
David Steven Bell, 51, was arrested at about 7 p.m. Saturday by an off-duty officer following the incident at 3 S. Tunnel Road.
He is charged with assault on a female under the age of 12 and two counts of assault on a female.
The incident is under further investigation, police spokeswoman Christina Hallingse said Sunday.
An off-duty officer arrested Bell,
51, who is charged with one count of assault on a female under 12 and two counts of assault on a female.
In a video of the incident posted on Facebook, Bell could be seen shoving the girl after she moved toward him.
When the girl approached him again, he punches her in the face, knocking her to the ground.
The girl’s condition is unknown at this time
It is unclear if Bell is represented by an attorney.