CAPTURED: Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of high-risk sex offender, WMW 900th Capture

FUGITIVE CAPTURED July 17, 2017 --
Officers with the Department of Corrections Northwest Community Response Unit arrested Level 3 sex offender, William Pritchard, on Monday at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds after receiving an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip from a Washington’s Most Wanted viewer.

The 29-year-old has convictions for Extortion and Stalking.  “He’s a Level III sex offender, hadn’t registered. We didn’t know where he was. Guy like this, we need to know,” said King County Sheriff John Urquhart.

Pritchard was being treated at the hospital after telling officers he decided to ‘go big’ since he was already going to jail. He admitted that he had been partying since he attended Capitol Hill pride day on June 24th and took any drug someone would give him for free.

He told officers he has been in Tacoma, Olympia,  Snohomish, Monroe and Federal Way where he went to a $3 movie. He visited the Suzzalo Library at UW daily to use the internet to check his Facebook page, which he took down after he was featured on Washington’s Most Wanted.

He is the 900th fugitive captured thanks to tips from viewers.

A high-risk sex offender, William Pritchard, is running under the radar in King County tonight.

The selfie he took shows him with a pot pipe in his mouth.

He's a Level 3 sex offender -- the worst of the worst and deemed by the state to be the highest risk to re-offend.

He's wanted for failing to register with the Department of Corrections and for not reporting in to the King County Sheriff's Office each week as he is required to do.

"He has convictions for extortion, stalking. Stalking in itself is a scary situation. A Level 3 sex offender stalking people, that's scary,” said Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. “So, the guy's out there and who knows who his next victim's going to be."

William Pritchard is 29 years old, 5’6” and weighs 180 pounds.

If you know how to get him back on the map in King County, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or use the P3 Tips App to anonymously submit your information and get a cash reward if your tip leads to his arrest.