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Louisville child speaks out after accused murderer nearly plows into him and his siblings

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Kaleb Ritter and Donald Bell Kaleb Ritter and Donald Bell

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- "I never seen that before and it was scary!"

That's how a child, Kaleb Ritter, described the frantic moments when police say an accused murderer nearly plowed into him and his five siblings. It happened Wednesday morning on Beau Court, not far from Manslick Road and Iroquois Park.

Ritter pulled his brother out of the way when the vehicle, driven by Donald Bell, drove through the back yard.

"I come out and see that car passed my kids and ran into our trees in our back yard," said Bobby Phelps, father of Ritter and his five siblings.

Bell was being pursued by Louisville Metro Police. He was wanted in connection with the murder of 33-year-old Damone Jones. Jones was shot in April on Winnrose Way near South 43rd Street. He died later that night at University Hospital.

Police arrested Bell after he crashed the vehicle on Beau court. On Thursday morning, Bell appeared before a judge and pleaded not guilty to complicity to murder, tampering with evidence, fleeing and evading police and several counts of wanton endangerment.

"The bond is currently $250,000 on all cases," said the judge. "I will let the bond remain in place and deny the bail credit due to danger."

The judge said Bell is not allowed to have guns or other deadly weapons. He is also not allowed to contact any witnesses in regards to the murder.

Bell is due back in court next week.

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