Police: Violent VA sex offender wanted after removing GPS tracker

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Authorities are warning the public after a violent sex offender reportedly removed his GPS bracelet.

According to a tweet sent out by the Virginia Department of Corrections Monday morning, Chico Matthew Tibbs, a violent sex offender from Portsmouth removed his GPS bracelet.

Authorities believe he could be a danger to himself or others.

Officials warn the public to not approach or apprehend Tibbs, but rather call (877) 896-5764 or law enforcement.

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