Fugitive’s role in horror film leads to his arrest
Tacoma, Wash. — A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about a low-budget horror movie.
The News Tribune reports that 44-year-old Jason Stange, a convicted bank robber, plays a leading role in the movie “Marla Mae.” The Olympian newspaper ran a feature story on the film Friday with photos that showed Stange on the film set in Olympia.
Federal agents tracked down Stange and arrested him Friday at a restaurant near the set.
Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery in 2006 and was given a prison sentence of more than nine years. A federal probation violation warrant was issued last year after Stange left a halfway house.
The film’s producer says Stange will remain in the film, scheduled for release next year.