Craigsville man faces sexual assault, incest charges


RICHWOOD, W.Va. — A Nicholas County man has been arrested by State Police and charged with incest and sexual assault.

John Philip Douglas Bell, 28, of Craigsville, was arrested Thursday by State Police Cpl. D.P. White, according to a news release.

Police investigated Bell after they were told that he sexually assaulted a juvenile family member over two years.

Bell was charged with second-degree sexual assault and incest. He was arraigned in Nicholas County Magistrate Court and taken to Central Regional Jail.

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