Police: Man pistol-whips brother in fight over cigars

Alachua County booking photo of Trevis Bell
Alachua County booking photo of Trevis Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A Gainesville man was arrested early Monday after police said he pistol-whipped his brother and fired a shot at him during an argument over cigars.

Trevis Bell, 22, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

According to the Gainesville Police Department, Bell was arguing with his brother at a friend's apartment on SW 62nd Boulevard, pulled out a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol and hit his brother in the head and face with the gun.

Police said Bell then stepped back and fired a shot at his brother but missed.

Bell left the apartment, damaged his brother's car and ran to another apartment, where he hid from officers responding to the shooting call.

A K-9 team tracked Bell to the second apartment and after the other people in the unit were evacuated safely, police found Bell in a bedroom and arrested him.

Bell is being held in the Alachua County Jail on $335,000 bond.