Iowa survivalist who allegedly faked his personal demise to keep away from baby porn prices is arrested in Washington

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A survivalist who allegedly faked his personal demise and fled his house state of Iowa to attempt to keep away from baby pornography prices about six years in the past was captured by U.S. Marshals in jap Washington this week. 

Jacob Greer, 28, will likely be returned to Iowa to face trial on prices of receipt and possession of kid pornography, the U.S. Marshals Service stated Tuesday. 

“The arrest of Jacob Greer after six years is a testament to the tenacity of Deputy U.S. Marshals and our investigative partners,” U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Iowa Ted Kamatchus stated Tuesday. “Even though the case went cold, they would not quit.”

Jacob Greer, 28, allegedly faked his own death and fled Iowa to avoid child pornography charges, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. 

Jacob Greer, 28, allegedly faked his personal demise and fled Iowa to keep away from baby pornography prices, in line with the U.S. Marshals Service. 
(U.S. Marshals Service)

Greer was initially arrested by Customs Enforcement officers in April 2016 on the kid pornography prices and was launched to his grandmother’s house in Des Moines, Iowa with an ankle monitor. 

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A couple of month later, Greer apparently slipped out of that monitoring machine and authorities discovered his automotive with a suicide observe in it, however no physique. 

Investigators finally found that Greer bought a distinct automotive “with a $1,000 loan from a friend and that he had fled Iowa with money, a bow, arrows and a backpack full of survival gear.”

The U.S. Forestry Service situated the brand new automotive in Flathead, Montana, in June 2016 at a campground about 10 miles south of the U.S.-Canadian border. 

The final sighting of Greer earlier than authorities arrested him this week was at a Walmart in Montana on June 3, 2016. 

“Through additional interviews, investigators learned Greer was a survivalist and had plans to live off the land in remote areas of the upper western states or southern Canada, hiding out in abandoned cabins,” the U.S. Marshall Service stated. 

Greer was apprehended in Spanaway, Washington, a city about 40 miles south of Seattle. He is presently being held in federal detention whereas awaiting switch again to Iowa. 

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