Three convicted sex offenders have recently registered to live in Tacoma, the Tacoma police report.
All three are categorized as Level 3 sex offenders – those considered most likely to commit similar crimes. They are not wanted by law enforcement officers at this time.
All convicted sex offenders registered to live in Tacoma and Pierce County are listed on the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department’s website at www.piercesheriff.org.
Name: Thomas E. Howse
Description: 5 feet 9 and 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Where registered to live: In the 2700 block of South 53rd Street in Tacoma.
Criminal history: Convicted in 1995 of first degree child molestation and attempted first degree child molestation. He sexually assaulted a 7-year-old boy not a member of his family. In 2005 and 2006 he was convicted of not registering as a sex offender in Pierce County.
Sex offender treatment: Participated in a community based sex offender treatment program.
Name: Mark W. McCloud.
Description: 6 feet and 270 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Where registered to live: 1900 block of East 63rd Street in Tacoma.
Criminal history: Convicted in 1993 of first degree rape. He unlawfully entered an apartment and assaulted a 21-year-old woman he didn’t know. He threatened to kill her if she didn’t comply. In 1991 he was convicted of the 3rd degree sexual assault of a 29-year-old woman he met at a restaurant.
Sex offender treatment: Refused to participate in a sex offender treatment program while in prison.
Name: Floyd W. Richards
Description: 5 feet 10 inches and 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Where registered to live: 1100 block of South Yakima Avenue in Tacoma.
Criminal history: Convicted in 1991 of first degree rape while armed with a deadly weapon. He abducted and sexually assaulted an adult woman who was a stranger in Kitsap County.
Sex offender treatment: Participated in a sex offender treatment program while in prison.
For more information on these offenders: Call Tacoma police detective Douglas Fuller at 253-591-5989 or detective David Lucky at 253-591-5869.