BHP Chain Crew member arrested for incident involving minors


Anderson County Sheriff’s investigators have sereved Daniel Adam Bell, WM, age 52, of Honea Path, with three warrants for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

According to reports, Bell agreed to meet three teenage females in the early morning hours of September 29, 2014 and provide them with marijuana. After picking up the girls, who “snuck out” for the evening, Bell instead drove the girls to the river near Holliday Dam Road and encouraged them to join him while skinny dipping.

On October 23, 2014, Bell was served with the warrants while incarcerated at the Anderson County Detention Center, where he was being held for Failure to Appear after release for a misdemeanor. His bond has been set at $20,000.

Bell was a volunteer member of the Belton-Honea Path High School’s first-down chain crew. Per the school’s resource officer, Bell has been banned from future games at the school.

Sheriff John Skipper warns, “Parents need to be aware of their children’s actions. Some actions can place them in needless danger. Talk to your kids about this type of incident and warn them about the potential hazards. Try to stay informed about who they hang out with and who they consider to be their friends.”

Investigators are attempting to determine if Bell has been involved in similar incidents with other students. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Investigator Danny Barton at (864) 231-1937 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.