The Prince George's County Police Department this weekend arrested a suspect in connection with two separate sexual assaults within two hours. In the first case, the suspect and victim were acquaintances. In the second case, the suspect and victim did not know each other. The suspect is 22-year-old Al Louis Bell of the 3300 block of Tea Garden Circle in Silver Spring.
The first sexual assault occurred Friday night at about 8:20 pm in the 3800 block of St. Barnabas Road in Temple Hills. The investigation reveals Bell sexually assaulted an acquaintance inside an apartment building.
At about 10:10 pm, the investigation reveals Bell attacked a second woman, this time someone he didn't know. The woman had been walking alone in the 3900 block of Silver Hill Road in Temple Hills when Bell grabbed her and forced her to walk to a nearby vacant home on Cedar Drive. Once inside the home, Bell sexually assaulted the victim.
Through investigative means, detectives quickly linked the two cases and were able to identify Bell within hours. Officers arrested Bell Saturday morning at a relative's home in Alexandria, VA. Bell has confessed to his involvement in both cases. He's charged with two counts of first degree rape, first degree assault and other related offenses. He's currently in custody in Alexandria awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.