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Bell apprehended in Jacksonville

After a brief standoff, Demarcus “Chip” Bell was arrested Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 11:00 a.m. without incident in Jacksonville, Fla. This was a joint effort lead by the US Marshalls involving multiple agencies in Georgia and Florida These agencies include Jacksonville Florida Sheriff’s Office, US Marshall Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, US Marshall Florida Fugitive Task Force, US Marshall Middle Georgia Fugitive Task Force, and Crisp County Sheriff’s Office.

Bell is wanted in Crisp County for a variety of charges, including those stemming from a Nov. 27 incident in which Bell reportedly flashed a gun at a sheriff’s deputy while fleeing. The Cordele Police Department on Friday formally named Bell a person of interest in the Christmas Night shooting death of Tonay McCall.

This is a developing story. Check back for more or read all about it in the Wednesday print edition of the Dispatch.