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Woodville man arrested for resisting arrest

by Emily Waldrep

A Woodville man was detained after resisting arrest on Cobb Mill Road in Woodville after he attempted to climb a fence and enter someone's yard.

On Thursday, June 19, the Woodville Police Department received a 911 call from a resident that lived in the 300 block of Cobb Mill Road in Woodville reporting that a male subject was attempting to climb over his fence and get into his yard.

When the homeowner confronted the man, he became combative so the homeowner called the police. When Officer Dees with the Woodville Police Department arrived, she located the man walking several blocks from the location that the incident occurred.

According to Mike McCulley of the Woodville Police Department, Officer Dees attempted to question the man, identified as Robert Earl Bell, age 48, of Woodville, about why he was attempting to enter the yard, but he became belligerent and combative toward Dee's and was tased, secured and placed under arrest.

Officers still do not know why Bell resisted or refused to comply with the officers.

Bell was arrested for resisting arrest.

The original caller decided not to press charges.