Jeremy Fanning Wiki – Jeremy Fanning Bio
Jeremy Fanning is an out-of-compliance sex offender. He was arrested after being found with a missing teen in southeast Portland on Thursday. According to police, a 17-year-old boy was found unconscious in a car with a known sex offender in Southeast Portland late Thursday night.
He is 34 years old.
Jeremy Fanning Arrested
Officers discovered that the teen and the man were both unresponsive inside a car parked at SE Harrison Street and SE 146th Avenue after someone reported a suspicious vehicle around 11:30 p.m. Portland Police said one officer immediately recognized the man as 34-year-old Jeremy Fanning, who is a registered sex offender.
Seeing drug paraphernalia in the car, officers tried to wake the two. When that didn’t work, one officer broke the driver’s side window, which woke up both the teen and Fanning.
Police said Fanning immediately tried to start the car and drive away, but the vehicle had been pinned in place by police cars. Then, an officer broke another window in an attempt to unlock the door and free the teen inside, according to police.
As officers were trying to convince the boy to get out, police said Fanning appeared to be coaching him to refuse officers and stay in the car. Eventually, after an officer held a note up to the window saying they were concerned for his safety, the teenager got out of the car and was taken to a safe location, according to police.
The boy was later medically evaluated before he was taken to a shelter for runaway youth.
Fanning continued to refuse to leave the car. Police said at one point; he armed himself with a hatchet. After warnings, an officer pepper-sprayed Fanning. He was then arrested and treated at the scene by paramedics.
Fanning was booked into the Multnomah County jail on charges of failing to register as a sex offender, attempting to run from the police, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a minor, and interfering with a police officer.