Sheriff’s deputies nab wanted South Dakota sex offender living in a Pittsburgh homeless camp

By Terri Hill | February 21, 2019

A convicted South Dakota sex offender who was living in a homeless camp in Pittsburgh and who was wanted on a parole violation was arrested by Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday.

Gregory Davis, 58, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has been wanted since Oct. 12, 2018 by South Dakota authorities after he failed to register as a sex offender as a result of a 2006 conviction involving child pornography.

Davis was convicted of possession and distribution of child pornography, forgery and grand theft in Davison County, South Dakota on Nov 21, 2006. He was sentenced to just over 20 in prison, but was released on parole on April 5. Last fall, Davis absconded from South Dakota, which triggered the issuance of his warrant.

Sheriff’s deputies received information that Davis, who was born in Pittsburgh, was staying at a homeless camp within the city. After surveying a few sites, Deputies located Davis at the homeless camp beneath the Liberty Bridge on the South Side.

Davis was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Allegheny County Jail where he will remain pending his extradition to South Dakota.

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