Woman pistol-whipped, bit, hit by car outside Cleveland nightclub
Tyrone BellOhio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A man and woman are accused of attacking a 34-year-old woman outside a Cleveland nightclub and intentionally running over her leg with a car, according to police. Tyrone Christopher Bell Jr., 29, is charged with kidnapping and Samika Williams, 23, is charged with felonious assault. Neither is in police custody and warrants were issued Friday for their arrest.
The attack happened about 2:30 a.m. April 22 at the Blu Visions Ultra Lounge nightclub on Euclid Avenue and Cliffview Road, according to police. The woman told police she was sitting in the driver's seat of her friend's SUV when Bell jumped into the passenger seat, according to police reports.
Bell asked her to drive him to a friend's house but the woman refused because it wasn't her SUV, police reports say. Bell left and returned with a gun, police reports say. Bell pistol-whipped the woman in the face, according to police.
Both got out of the SUV. The woman charged at Bell and the two fought over the gun, according to police reports. The woman ripped the gun away from Bell and Williams ran up from behind her and hit her in the head, police reports say.
The woman ran into the nightclub and got the attention of a security guard as Bell and Williams broke out several of the SUV's windows, police reports say. The woman ran back outside again and fought with Bell, police reports say. Williams jumped into her car and ran over the woman's leg and ankle, according to police reports.
The security guard fired two gunshots at Williams' car as it sped off, according to police reports. The woman jumped into the SUV, but Bell jumped into the passenger seat, according to police. The woman said she kept trying to force Bell out of the car as she drove.
Bell bit her above the right eye as she drove, according to police. Bell eventually jumped out of the SUV at Euclid and Green Road and ran off, according to police. The woman drove back to the bar and gave the SUV back to her friend, according to police reports.
The woman left with her sister and was treated and released from Euclid Hospital, according to police reports. Bell was released from prison on May 6, 2017 after serving a two-year sentence for leading Willoughby police on a 100-mile-per-hour chase in a stolen car. Bell also served five years in prison for a 2009 armed robbery in South Euclid and was previously convicted of carrying a concealed weapon.
To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments page.