BEND, OR -- Law enforcement are searching for a convicted sex offender who allegedly cut off his GPS tracking bracelet Thursday night. According to Deschutes County Parole and Probation, 37-year-old David Dale Cook removed the bracelet at about 8 p.m. near the River Woods Country Store. He was released from jail earlier that same day.
Cook was sentenced to 100 months in prison for two counts of Rape 1 and one count of Sodomy. He was released in August 2017 on post-prison supervision. He was back in jail for violating terms of his parole but released again Thursday.
The Sheriff's Office believes he left the area in a vehicle, heading north. Deputies spent the overnight hours actively trying to find Cook and are now asking for the public's help. Anyone with information on Cook's whereabouts is asked to call 911.