Megan’s Law violator from South Dakota arrested at Pittsburgh homeless camp


Mugshot of Gregory Davis, 58-years-old of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who was arrested in Pittsburgh for violating his parole involving child pornography. Photo Credit: (Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office)

Gage Goulding, News Editor

PITTSBURGH — A Megan’s Law violator from South Dakota was arrested in Pittsburgh, according to authorities.

Deputies from the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office arrested 58-year-old Gregory Davis from Sioux Falls, South Dakota in Pittsburgh after he violated parole. Deputies say that David has been wanted since Oct. 12, 2018.

Authorities say that Davis was convicted of possession, manufacturing and/or distributing child pornography, forgery and grand theft in South Dakota in November 2006.

Originally, Davis was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison but was released on parole in April 2018. Authorities say that David was required to register as a sexual offender per Megan’s Law.

David fled from South Dakota in the fall of 2018, according to investigators.

Sheriff’s deputies in Allegheny County received information that Davis was in Pittsburgh. Deputies say they surveyed several sites and determined that Davis was staying at a homeless camps beneath the Liberty Bridge in the South Side.

Davis was arrested by deputies and taken to the Allegheny County Jail where he is awaiting extradition to South Dakota.