Former Nickelodeon actor Drake Bell has reportedly been found and is in contact with Daytona Beach law enforcement officials. Additionally, the Daytona Beach Police Department has shared that the 36-year-old actor is “safe” after being reported “missing and endangered” Thursday morning.
More Details Regarding The Actor’s Disappearance & Previous Police Concerns
Daytona Beach Police Department declared Drake Bell missing on Thursday, April 13. The department took to Facebook to share that officers “are looking” for the actor, whose real name is Jared Bell.
Additionally, the department shared that his last known location is the area of Mainland High School in Daytona Beach.
“** MISSING **Officers are looking for Jared Bell, DOB 06/27/1986.He should be traveling in a 2022 grey BMW and his last known location is potentially the area of Mainland High School on 4/12/2023 just before 9p.m.He is considered missing and endangered…”
The department encouraged those with any information to contact Detective Jayson Wallace via phone at 386-671-5207. Or through email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cops Previously Reassured The Public That Bell’s Disappearance Was Legitimate
According to TMZ, the department’s announcement was initially met with people who believe the announcement was a “hoax.”
However, shortly after sharing the initial news via Facebook, the Daytona Police Department took to the post’s comment section to affirm the new’s legitimacy.
“For those asking, this is a legitimate post from the Daytona Beach Police Department. If you have any information, please contact Detective Jayson Wallace.”
Drake Bell’s Recent Trouble With The Law
Drake Bell rose to stardom as an actor on the Nickelodeon television show, ‘Drake And Josh.’ According to Fandom, the show would run for 4 seasons between 2004-2007 and deliver 60 episodes.
According to TMZ, however, the actor’s life has been turbulent since the show’s completion. He reportedly “just completed his probation” for a 2021 attempted child endangerment case. According to Entertainment Tonight, the actor initially plead not guilty to “two criminal counts of attempted endangering children and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.” Then later changed his plea to guilty.
As per TMZ’s reporting, Bell allegedly engaged in “inappropriate conduct” with a girl under the age of 18. Furthermore, the 36-year-old actor allegedly had an online relationship with the girl.
After pleading guilty, Bell revealed that he was married and a father to a son via a post written in Spanish on Twitter.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the post read.
“In response to various rumors that are incorrect, I have been married for almost 3 years and we are blessed to be the parents of a wonderful son. Thank you very much to all my fans around the world for your good wishes.”
Como respuesta a varios rumores que son incorrectos, yo hemos estado casados por casi 3 años, y tenemos la bendición de ser padres de un maravilloso hijo.
Muchas gracias a todos mis fans alrededor del mundo por sus buenos deseos.
— DrakeBell.ethᵍᵐ (@DrakeBell) June 30, 2021
Since then, Bell has been active on YouTube, recounting his career on Nickelodeon and sharing various music covers.