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Fugitive, who plays leading role in horror film, arrested in Olympia, Washington

  • In a Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo, actors actors Katie Hemming and Jason Stange discuss a scene during filming for the movie "Marla Mae" in Olympia, Wash. Stange was arrested on July 24, 2015, by federal agent for an outstanding probation warrant after being recognized in a photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about the low-budget horror movie. Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery in 2006 and was given a 117-month prison sentence. A federal probation violation warrant was issued last year after Stange left a halfway house in Spokane. (Tony Overman, The Olympian via AP)

    In a Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo, actors actors Katie Hemming and Jason Stange discuss a scene during filming for the movie "Marla Mae" in Olympia, Wash. Stange was arrested on July 24, 2015, by federal agent for an outstanding probation warrant after being recognized in a photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about the low-budget horror movie. Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery in 2006 and was given a 117-month prison sentence. A federal probation violation warrant was issued last year after Stange left a halfway house in Spokane. (Tony Overman, The Olympian via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In a Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo, actor Jason Stange high fives co-star Katie Hemming during filming for the movie "Marla Mae" in Olympia, Wash. Stange was arrested on July 24, 2015, by federal agent for an outstanding probation warrant after being recognized in a photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about the low-budget horror movie. Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery in 2006 and was given a 117-month prison sentence. A federal probation violation warrant was issued last year after Stange left a halfway house in Spokane. (Tony Overman, The Olympian via AP)

    In a Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo, actor Jason Stange high fives co-star Katie Hemming during filming for the movie "Marla Mae" in Olympia, Wash. Stange was arrested on July 24, 2015, by federal agent for an outstanding probation warrant after being recognized in a photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about the low-budget horror movie. Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery in 2006 and was given a 117-month prison sentence. A federal probation violation warrant was issued last year after Stange left a halfway house in Spokane. (Tony Overman, The Olympian via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In a Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo, actors Jason Stange and Lisa van Dam-Bates wait outside a bedroom for their scenes during filming for the movie "Marla Mae" in Olympia, Wash. Stange was arrested on July 24, 2015, by federal agent for an outstanding probation warrant after being recognized in a photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about the low-budget horror movie. Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery in 2006 and was given a 117-month prison sentence. A federal probation violation warrant was issued last year after Stange left a halfway house in Spokane. (Tony Overman, The Olympian via AP)

    In a Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo, actors Jason Stange and Lisa van Dam-Bates wait outside a bedroom for their scenes during filming for the movie "Marla Mae" in Olympia, Wash. Stange was arrested on July 24, 2015, by federal agent for an outstanding probation warrant after being recognized in a photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about the low-budget horror movie. Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery in 2006 and was given a 117-month prison sentence. A federal probation violation warrant was issued last year after Stange left a halfway house in Spokane. (Tony Overman, The Olympian via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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 (http://bit.ly/1JqhmOs ) 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 close to the filming location.

Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery in 2006 and was given a 117-month prison sentence. A federal probation violation warrant was issued last year after Stange left a halfway house in Spokane.

The film's producer says Stange will remain in the film, which is scheduled for release in 2016.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com