Sheriff’s deputies searching for two violent sex offenders


Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help to find two high-risk sex offenders. Cerril Deon Vandaz Turner, 44, and 31-year-old Michael Terrence Laramie have been on the run since earlier this year. Both have warrants for their arrest. 

Turner is a gang member who goes by “Ugly” on the street. He is also a Level III sex offender who is considered armed and dangerous. Tacoma Police say he pointed a handgun at two people in an elevator. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree, two counts of assault in the second degree, DUI and failure to register as a sex offender. Turner’s previous convictions include rape in the third degree, assault in the second degree with sexual motivation and felony failure to register as a sex offender. 

Laramie has a history of residential burglary as well as assault in the second degree for domestic violence with a deadly weapon in Snohomish County. He is wanted for failure to register as a Level II sex offender. 

“We’re still looking for both of these guys and both of these guys know we’re looking for them, so that makes them more dangerous. If you know where they’re at, we want a tip. You’d be the eyes and ears. We’d like to get them picked up to make sure that there are no other victims out there and that any people living near them know who they are,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer. 

Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of either fugitive. If you can tell deputies were to find them, submit the information by using the P3Tips App on your phone or by calling 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous.

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