B-film actor wanted by U.S. Marshals, outed by news write-up

B-film actor wanted by U.S. Marshals, outed by news write-up
Jason Stange, right, horror film actor and ex-con on the lam. (Image via UK Independent)

A fugitive bank-robber-turned-actor has been arrested in Washington state after U.S. agents spotted his picture in a newspaper article about a low-budget horror film in which he plays an evil doctor, an official said on Monday.

Officers on a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force saw Jason Stange’s picture in the Olympian newspaper’s feature last week on horror movie “Marla Mae,” said Jack Williams, chief deputy for the agency’s western district of Washington state.

The officers, who had been tracking his disappearance for several months, identified him by the photo and a unique forearm tattoo, Williams said. …

Brandon Roberts, the film’s producer, said he did not know Stange was a fugitive and that he would not have cast him if he had known about his past. …

“He did a good job. He was friendly. Well-liked. We didn’t know he was a criminal or anything like that,” Roberts added.

Stange plays the role of Dr. Lourdes, an evil physician who targets the protagonist, in the film slated to be released in 2016, Roberts said.

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