Wanted man put behind bars after 3 years of running

Published on Friday, 1 November 2013 20:11 - Written by From Staff Reports

A Smith County fugitive was behind bars three years to the day after he became a wanted man.

The U.S. Marshals Service “Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force” on Friday arrested Jason Lee Oliver, 33, who has been wanted by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office since Nov. 1, 2010, according to a U.S. Marshals Service news release.

Oliver’s warrants included two felony indictments of assault family violence and evading arrest with a prior conviction, offenses for which he was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison.

However, he failed to surrender for his sentence, according to the news release.

Oliver’s criminal history includes convictions for assault, theft, marijuana possession, evading arrest and failure to I.D. as a fugitive.

The U.S. Marshals Service took over this case on Oct. 24 and the U.S. Marshals Task Force quickly developed information indicating Oliver was living between Dallas and Tyler and using the alias of “Marco Luis,” according to the news release.

The task force located Oliver Friday afternoon while he was painting a house on Luther Street off Frankston Highway inside Loop 323 in Tyler.

The U.S. Marshals Service Task Force agencies that participated in the arrest include the Tyler Police Department, Smith County D.A. Investigator’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service. Oliver had no bond, according to jail records on a Smith County Sheriff’s Office website.