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Asheville Man Faces Assault Charges After Shoving, Punching Girl

In Asheville, a man faces assault charges after social media videos appeared to show him shoving and punching a girl at the Asheville Mall.

According to WLOS, 51-year old David Steven Bell was arrested over the weekend on charges including assault on a female under the age of 12.

Videos on social media show a man believed to be Bell in a confrontation with a group of mostly teenagers. A girl is seen approaching the man, who responds by pushing her – then hitting her forcefully in the face, knocking her to the ground.