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story.lead_photo.caption 51-year-old Brian Bell of Cabot - Photo by Pulaski County sheriff's office

Authorities on Wednesday arrested a central Arkansas man who is accused of attacking and abandoning his wife on the interstate after she confronted him about text messages from another woman, according to a report.

The victim told police her husband, identified as 51-year-old Brian Bell of Cabot, attacked her shortly before 3:30 p.m. while he was driving east on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock.

While sitting in the passenger's seat, Bell's wife took his phone and confronted him about messages from a woman, the report states. She told police that he then grabbed the phone out of her hand and threw it in the back seat.

Officers wrote that the woman climbed into the back and continued reading the messages, at which point the driver pulled over on the side of the road and dragged her out of the vehicle in a headlock.

Once out of the vehicle, Bell continued to hold his wife by the neck and right arm as he reached for the phone, according to the report. Authorities noted that the victim had red marks on her neck and cuts and bruises on her right arm.

Police said the woman was able to break free, and then Bell got in the vehicle and drove away.

The 51-year-old was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County jail on charges of third-degree domestic battery. He did not appear on the jail's online inmate roster as of Friday morning.

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  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    September 7, 2018 at noon

    sounds fake

  • HarleyOwner
    September 7, 2018 at 12:45 p.m.

    Sounds like she kept poking the bear.

  • MaxCady
    September 7, 2018 at 1:24 p.m.

    Sounds like the honeymoon is over.

  • Midnitrider60
    September 7, 2018 at 3:57 p.m.

    Was her name Sharon?

  • BEARTRAP919
    September 7, 2018 at 9:10 p.m.

    It is just what it is, All Men should know this by now and should have been prepared for it, Take Note, If it has Breasts or Wheels it will give you trouble from time to time, Prepare yourself Now. A stitch in time as they say beats Nine

  • MaxCady
    September 8, 2018 at 11:04 a.m.

    Bear, and it's cheaper to rent!!

  • Vickie55
    September 8, 2018 at 11:07 a.m.

    So this is all the victim’s fault???

  • Knuckleball1
    September 8, 2018 at 11:33 a.m.

    This was a dangerous situation and the normal crowd making fun of it. What would you say if it was your daughter and your son-in-law had done that to her.... I am sure you would be singing a different tune... or even worse your grandkids had been in the car and put out on the side of the Interstate...

  • skeptic1
    September 8, 2018 at 3:04 p.m.

    By the comments here men still don't get it, at least the knuckle draggers posting here don't. My dad made it very clear, you never, ever, lay a hand on a woman. And, what a dumb ass for leaving those text messages on his phone, never mind he shouldn't be texting another woman. She has a golden divorce settlement coming her way and if they have kids, no way does he even get joint custody. He gets a felony on his record, probably spousal support, and child support - hope she was worth it. Actually the other woman should run away from him as fast as she can because if he did it to his wife he will do it to her and I would bet this is not the first time.

  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    September 8, 2018 at 4:47 p.m.

    "You dont ever ever ever put your hands on a woman"
    Come join us in the 21st century

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