2nd suspect arrested in Beaufort restaurant armed robbery

info@islandpacket.comOctober 10, 2012 

Another suspect has been arrested in connection with a Sept. 16 armed robbery of Emily's Restaurant and Tapas Bar in Beaufort.

Scott John Bell, 31, was charged Wednesday with criminal conspiracy and armed robbery, according to Beaufort Police Chief Matt Clancy.

As of Wednesday, Bell was awaiting a bond hearing in the Beaufort County Detention Center.

Bell once worked at the restaurant and is the half brother of 18-year-old Dallas O'Hara, who faces the same charges in the same incident. O'Hara was arrested Sept. 25.

While O'Hara was identified as the person who walked in and pointed a gun at two employees, Bell is suspected of helping to plan the crime and sharing in the stolen goods -- an undisclosed amount of money, a cellphone and bottle of vodka.

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