CAPTURED: Convicted sex offender who cut off GPS tracker in custody


A man who has been previously convicted of several sex crimes was arrested at a Tacoma Walmart in December after he allegedly kept a random woman captive for weeks inside his garage.

Henry Hauser is now in the Pierce County Jail, charged with first-degree rape and failure to register as a sex offender. According to the charging documents, Tacoma Police say he held a woman captive in his garage for 18 days by chaining her to a truck. 

Hauser was arrested for the alleged kidnapping after a Walmart loss prevention officer was able to track down the suspect on surveillance video. He allegedly used the victim's EBT card to buy groceries. 

PREVIOUS: Pierce County correctional officers are searching for Henry Hauser, 54, a registered Level 3 sex offender. 

Hauser reportedly cut off his GPS tracker in Tacoma and his whereabouts are unknown. 

Officers believe Hauser is driving a black truck with the Washington state license #C48559N.

Hauser was convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver with sexual motivation and assault in the second degree with a deadly weapon in 2014. 

Court documents recorded that Hauser approached a 16-year-old girl to ask for the time and proceeded to pull a knife on her and force the victim into his vehicle. Hauser then took the victim to his residence where he drugged and sexually assaulted her, according to officials.

Hauser has several previous convictions from years prior. In 2007, he was convicted of second-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon and felony harassment.

Hauser was also convicted of third-degree assault with sexual Motivation back in 2003. 

Hauser is 6'0 and 300 lbs.

If you have any information on Hauser and his location please call 911 immediately. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County through P3 Tips App or call 1-800-222-8477 for a cash reward of up to $1,000.