Let Freedom Ring? Sure, But Not For This Liberty Bell

Freedom will not soon be ringing for Liberty Bell.

Bell, whose antics graced these pages in late-March, was arrested Thursday after allegedly pummeling the female public defender assigned to represent the 34-year-old Illinois resident.

According to police, Bell was meeting with her lawyer in a courthouse cubicle prior to a court appearance when the attack occurred. The victim was left with abrasions and a pair of broken glasses.

Seen above, Bell was arrested earlier this year after locking herself out of an auto that she had allegedly stolen. While free on bond in that case, Bell was arrested in late-June for stealing a March of Dimes donation jar (for which she was locked up in lieu of $30,000 bond).

Bell will be charged with a misdemeanor count for the courthouse battery since the victim did not want a felony count filed against her client, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.