CAPTURED: High-Violent sex offender arrested while digging through dumpster

KENNEWICK — June 19, 2018

Gregg Hansen was apprehended by Kennewick Police on Saturday while he was digging through a dumpster behind a downtown business. The  owner called 911 to complain.

Officers had checked that area three days earlier after Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers received a tip on him three days earlier about a block away from the same location. However, the tipster waited 4 hours to report it so Hansen was gone when police arrived.

He was wanted for Felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Felony Escape 1st Degree.

A high-violent sex offender is on the run in the Tri-cities.

Gregg Hansen has been convicted of first degree sex abuse and failing to register as a sex offender — the crime he’s wanted for now in Benton County.

He also has a Department of Corrections Escape warrant for breaking probation on a felony drug bust in Franklin County.

Hansen has more than 40 convictions on his rap sheet.

He’s 61 years old, 5’11”, weighs 175 pounds and is known to use the fake first name’s ‘David’ and ‘Wynn’ and bogus last name’s ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Wilson.’

If you know where he’s hiding, call the hotline at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or use the P3 Tips App to get your information anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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