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Bell man arrested for failing to appear on felony charges

A Bell County man remains in jail with no bond following his arrest for failing to appear in court.

Grant Shelton is charged with second-degree assault (domestic violence).

In April of this year, deputies with the Bell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on KY 66 on reports of domestic violence.

According to the citation, the female in the home stated Shelton had struck her with a broken cabinet door, choked her and struck her in the face with a closed fist and caused physical injury.

Shelton was indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury on June 25.

He was instructed to appear for arraignment on July 1 but failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Shelton was arrested on Sunday by the Bell County Sheriff’s Office and taken to the Bell County Jail where he remains.

A court appearance for Shelton has not been scheduled as of press time.