A $10,000 reward has been offered for information that results in the capture of murder suspect Kevin Mason.
Kevin Mason has been captured this week near Indianapolis after two years of escaping a murder allegation in Minnesota. But two days later, a clerical error at the jail sent him right back on the run.
The US Marshals Service and Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives in Indiana are collaborating to find the 28-year-old suspect, Kevin Mason. Kevin Mason was mistakenly freed from an Indianapolis jail on September 13 after being booked on September 11 according to the sheriff, Kerry Forestal.
According to Marion County Sheriff’s Col. James Martin, the US Marshals Service has offered a $10,000 reward for any information that will assist law enforcement in finding Kevin Mason, 28, who has been missing since last Wednesday.
Deputies didn’t want Kevin Mason to know they were tracking him via his girlfriend, so they held off notifying the public until Tuesday, nearly a week after Kevin Mason’s unintentional escape. The girlfriend has now been taken into custody by deputies, and the manhunt has changed from covert to overt.
Kevin Mason is charged with shooting Dontevius A. Catchings, 29, outside a Minneapolis funeral home in August 2021, after which he allegedly fled the country.
Kevin Mason was detained in Indiana last month on suspicion of murder, violating his parole and possessing firearms.
Kevin Mason was released from the Indiana jail, according to Col. James Martin of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, because the jail’s clerk believed she was eliminating two of the inmate’s three counts to correct duplicate bookings.
Kevin Mason was wrongly released after the Minnesota jurisdiction dropped the last accusation, Martin claimed, likely because it wouldn’t extradite him for a weapons crime when he was charged with a more serious murder.
The accusation of aiding a criminal which Forestal said carries a term of one to six years in prison and possibly a $10,000 fine, led to the arrest of Kevin Mason’s girlfriend, Desiree Oliver, on Wednesday.
Kevin Mason was freed, according to Forestal, at 11:05 am he contacted Oliver on September 13 and he was picked up by Oliver.