CAPTURED: Seattle police arrest fugitive accused in vicious DV crime thanks to WMW viewer tips


CAPTURED -  11/01/2016 Seattle Police say they located and arrested Jason Byron thanks to anonymous Washington's Most Wanted viewer tips to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.  He was booked into the King County jail at 12:51 pm and is being held on $100,000 bail.  Byron is WMW Capture #827.

There is an Officer Safety Alert for a fugitive accused in a vicious crime.

Seattle Police say Jason Byron attacked and choked a 17 year old girl. Detectives say it happened at an apartment in the Greenwood area earlier this month and Byron bolted before officers arrived.

He's still on the run and considered armed with a handgun and dangerous.

"This guy's a convicted felon. He has no right to a firearm, yet he's out there and we've even warned our officers in this case, he could be a threat to them,” says Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. “He's living with a guy that actually owned a shotgun, so he has access to guns. Take a good look him. This guy has no business being on the street. $100,000 felony warrant. Let's get him into custody."

Byron's disturbing rap sheet includes convictions for threats to kill, illegally having a firearm, burglary and running from cops.

He's 36 years old, 5’9” and weighs 180 pounds.

Detectives say he could be driving a 2016 black Audi with dealer tags.

Byron's driver's license photo is from this year. His mugshot is three years old.

If you spot him or know where he's hiding -- stay away -- and 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.