Authorities: Longtime Fugitive Caught

Posted/updated on: November 4, 2013 at 3:56 am

jason_oliverTYLER — The U.S. Marshals Service Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force arrested Jason Lee Oliver Friday. According to KETK, officials say Oliver had been a fugitive from Smith County for exactly three years. He’d been wanted by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office since November 1, 2010. His warrants included two felony indictments of assault family violence and evading arrest with prior conviction. Oliver was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison for these offenses, but failed to surrender for the service of his sentence, according to authorities. Oliver’s criminal history includes convictions for assault, theft, possession of marijuana, evading arrest, and failure to I.D. as a fugitive.

The U.S. Marshals Service adopted the case on October 24. According to officials, the Marshals Service Task Force quickly developed information indicating that Oliver was living between Dallas and Tyler under the alias of “Marcos Luis.” The task force located Oliver Friday afternoon while he was painting a home on Luther Drive in Tyler, according to authorities. The agencies that participated in arresting Oliver include the Tyler Police Department, Smith County D.A. Investigator’s Office, and the USMS.

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