Fugitive rapist arrested after cutting off GPS tracker

  • The Associated Press
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:33pm
  • Crime

The Associated Press

TACOMA — Authorities said a convicted rapist who was released from prison Saturday has been arrested in Enumclaw after cutting off his GPS tracker.

The News Tribune reported when 41-year-old Ronald Clayton was released from prison he told authorities he planned to stay at the Tacoma Rescue Mission.

Sometime between then and Monday, authorities said Clayton cut off the GPS ankle bracelet that reported his location.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said Clayton was arrested Thursday morning.

The Seattle Times reported court documents show Clayton was convicted of rape and assault when he was 16 and has since been convicted of crimes, including failure to register as a felony sex offender and having a controlled substance.

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