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Murder suspect mistakenly released from Marion County jail arrested in Minnesota

Inmate who was accidentally released from jail captured – News 8 at 10

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Kevin Mason, the Minnesota murder suspect mistakenly released from the Marion County jail on Sept. 13, has been arrested.

The U.S, Marshals Service arrested Mason around 1 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 900 block of Summit Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“The mission of the U.S. Marshals Service is to enforce federal laws and provide support to virtually all elements of federal justice system through multiple disciplines The U.S. Marshals have a long history of providing assistance and expertise to other law enforcement agencies in support of fugitive investigations. I want to extend my thanks to everyone involved in assisting with the arrest. The brave men and women of law enforcement worked diligently and courageously to bring this wanted dangerous fugitive to justice!”

Eddie M. Frizell, U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota

Mason, 28, was wanted on three warrants out of Minnesota, including one for murder in connection with a 2021 shooting in Minneapolis, a second for violating parole, and a third for possessing a firearm.

He was taken into custody on Sept. 11 in Indianapolis and was being held at the Adult Detention Center.

Police say authorities in Minnesota waived extradition on one of the issued warrants. He was mistakenly released from the Marion County jail after a clerical error closed out two of his warrants as duplicates. He was then released on Sept. 13.

On Sept. 20, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a woman believed to be hiding Mason. 29-year-old Desiree Oliver, Mason’s girlfriend, was formally charged Tuesday for helping him escape Indianapolis.

Marion County Sheriff Kerry Forestal said this in a statement made announcing the arrest.

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and congratulations to the USMS for concluding this manhunt and safely bringing Mason back into custody. Our federal partners have kept us informed throughout the entire process. We are truly thankful for their assistance and wide resources– most specifically, their task force partnerships with local law enforcement agencies that have allowed them to pursue Kevin Mason throughout the country.

Marion County Sheriff Kerry Forestal

Police say there are currently no charges against Mason in Indianapolis.

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