WMW viewer tips lead U.S. Marshals to missing child porn perp in Spokane

GANNONFUGITIVE CAPTURED Jan. 29, 2014 -- The U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force arrested wanted sex offender Jack Gannon Wednesday morning in Spokane, thanks to WMW viewer tips to Crime Stoppers. He has a 26-year local criminal history with convictions for possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and communication with a minor for immoral purposes.  Other felony convictions are taking a motor vehicle without owner’s permission, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession ephedrine with intent to manufacture. U.S. Marshals along with one of Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies have been actively looking for him since August.

WANTED BY U.S. MARSHALS IN SPOKANE COUNTY Jan. 24, 2014  -- The  U.S. Marshal's task force in Spokane is on the hunt for a missing child porn perp. Jack Gannon has been into a lot of bad stuff through the years. The Spokesman-Review says cops raided a rural mobile home compound in 1998 where they found the makings for pipe bombs, several loaded weapons -- and Gannon cooking up some meth on a wood stove. In the child porn bust, police found pictures of young girls being sexually abused by adults. Gannon is 52 years old and has a rap sheet more than 25 years long. U.S. Marshals have been looking for him since last summer. If you know how to help the task force in Spokane get this dangerous sex offender back on the map -- and behind bars,  call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS 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