PLAINFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Authorities say a northern New Jersey man accused of severely beating his 3-month-old child was captured as he tried to flee the state.
Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow says 34-year-old Michael Bell of Plainfield was arrested late Saturday night near Penn Station in Newark. Bell was being held Sunday without bail, and it’s not known if he has a lawyer.
According to police, Bell was already aboard a bus to Iowa. Officers stopped the bus, boarded and arrested Bell.