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Fugitive rapist arrested after cutting off GPS tracker

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

The News Tribune reports 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 say Clayton cut off the GPS ankle bracelet that reported his location.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says Clayton was arrested Thursday morning.

The Seattle Times reports court document 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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