Person of interest in Cordele Christmas night homicide captured


    The suspect vehicle connected to a Christmas night homicide in Cordele//Photo: Crisp County Sheriff's Office.<p>{/p}

    UPDATE 2/11:

    The Crisp County Sheriff's Office has captured the man wanted in connection to a Christmas night homicide in Cordele.

    Demarcus "Chip" Bell was wanted on a parole violation but also was a person of interest in the murder of Tonay McCall.

    Police said that Bell was arrested without incident at 11 a.m. Monday, February 11 after a brief standoff with police in Jacksonville.

    In a statement from the CCSO, the arrest was a joint effort lead by the US Marshals involving multiple agencies in Georgia and Florida, including Jacksonville Florida Sheriff’s Office, US Marshal Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, US Marshal Florida Fugitive Task Force, US Marshal Middle Georgia Fugitive Task Force, and Crisp County Sheriff’s Office.

    ORIGINAL STORY:

    The Crisp County Sheriff's Office is looking to speak to a man who they think is connected to the Christmas night murder of Tonay McCall.

    The suspect vehicle is shown in the photos, provided by the Crisp Co. Sheriff's Office.

    The suspect vehicle connected to a Christmas night homicide in Cordele//Photo: Crisp County Sheriff's Office.

    Also provided by the sheriff's office is the wanted poster previously published on November 27, 2018 of Demarcus “Chip” Bell for unrelated charges.

    Bell is a person of interest in the homicide investigation and police would like to speak with him.

    Bell was considered armed and dangerous after he produced a weapon when law enforcement approached him and he took off running.

    Crisp County officials confirmed on February 11 that he was captured in Jacksonville, Florida after a brief standoff with law enforcement.



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