Johnvonte Bell

Bartow Man Convicted and Sentenced to 10 Years Florida State Prison

Johnvonte Bell, 33, was convicted and sentenced to Ten Years Florida State Prison for Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Two Counts of Child Abuse and multiple other charges. When the Lakeland Police Department tried to conduct a routine traffic stop Bell accelerated his vehicle nearly missing one of the LPD officer’s leg and hit the passenger side door of the police vehicle. Bell led officers in a dangerous pursuit on North Florida Ave. while his two children were inside the vehicle not safety belted in. Bell jumped from his moving vehicle and was arrested. State Attorney Brian Haas thanks Assistant State Attorney Bill Beaver and the Lakeland Police Department for their hard work on this case.


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