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UPDATE ARREST MADE: Sheriff’s Office, Police searching for violent offender who cut off his GPS

UPDATE AS OF 3:44 P.M.: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Scott Bell.

(Original story below)

Area law enforcement officers are searching for a potential violent man who recently cut off his GPS monitor.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Beaumont Police Department announced Friday afternoon their joint search effort for 45-year-old Scott Bell, with a last known address in the 1900 block of Ives in Beaumont.

Bell has warrants for aggravated assault – family violence and violation of a protective order.

A sheriff’s office statement read: “He is a violent individual and citizens are urged not to make contact with him.”

Anyone with information as to Bell’s location is asked to call 911.