|Fugitive sex offender who cut off GPS tracker arrested in Enumclaw|
A sex offender who was the subject of a fugitive alert after he cut off his GPS tracker Monday was found and arrested in Enumclaw on Thursday morning, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
Ronald Clayton was convicted of rape and assault when he was 16, for entering a Pierce County woman’s home with a gun, binding her, raping her and choking her nearly to death, according to court documents. He was released in September 2011 after serving an 18-year-sentence, but then was convicted of other crimes including failing to register as a felony sex offender in Pierce and Kitsap counties and possessing a controlled substance in Lewis County, a Department of Corrections (DOC) spokesperson said.
In 2017, he was again convicted of failing to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to 24 months. He was released Saturday and told authorities he planned to stay at the Tacoma Rescue Mission, but didn’t show up, said Pierce County Sheriff’s detective Ed Troyer.
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