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Fugitive turned actor arrested

2 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Tuesday, July 28 2015 Jul 28, 2015 July 28, 2015 8:07 PM July 28, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

TACOMA, WASHINGTON- A real life bank robber who plays a leading role in the movie "Marla Mae" was arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a newspaper story about the film.

Jason Strange pleaded guilty to bank robbery in 2006 and got more than nine years in prison as a sentence. He served his time but then left a halfway house where he was supposed to finish serving.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and federal agents caught him at a restaurant near where the film is being shot.

The Olympian newspaper ran a feature story about the movie last week that included photos with strange on the set. Authorities recognized him and the search was on.

The producer of the movie says Strange will remain part of the film which will be released next year.

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