WMW viewer tips lead to missing high-risk rapist living in a field

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FUGITIVE CAPTURED August 9, 2013 —
Tacoma police tell us they got WMW viewer tips on convicted rapist, William Manus, on Friday night.

The information led police to where Manus was living in a field in the south end of Tacoma. Officers searched the field and found Manus. He was taken into custody, and booked into the Pierce County Jail on his Department of Correction’s warrant, and his Tacoma police warrant.


A level three sex offender — the worst of the worst and highest risk to re-offend — has gone off the grid in Pierce County.

Cops say convicted rapist, William Manus, has a long criminal history and is a really bad guy.

“The danger of having registered sex offenders who’ve been convicted of rape multiple times, and robbery, and drugs, and a whole host of other crimes, is that you know they’re still out doing it,” says Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. “We don’t know where he’s at. So that makes Mr. Manus a very, very dangerous subject, who is likely going to hurt somebody else and continue a life of crime to support his habits.”

William Manus is 45 years old, and has a ton of tattoos on his upper body.

If you know how to get this missing high-risk rapist back on the map in pierce county, call an anonymous tip into:


You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers

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