St. Paul, MN – A Minneapolis murder suspect who was accidentally released from a Marion County, Indiana, jail Sept. 13 was recaptured today by U.S. Marshals in South St. Paul.
The U.S. Marshals North Star Fugitive Task Force, Dakota County Sheriff’s SWAT, and the Minnesota Department of Corrections arrested Kevin Lamarr Mason, 28, at approximately 1 p.m. at a residence in the 900 block of Summit Avenue in South St. Paul.
Mason was erroneously released from the Marion County Jail in Indiana on Sept. 13 on a clerical mistake. The Mason release created a massive manhunt stretching nationwide and eventually back to where he was wanted in Minnesota. Mason had active warrants for homicide, parole violation, and firearms possession out of Minnesota at the time of his release. Mason had been charged with second-degree murder for a shooting in June 2021 from a shooting in Minneapolis.
The U.S. Marshals attained a body-only search warrant for a South St. Paul residence in advance after information and surveillance led task force members to believe Mason was inside. U.S. Marshals and the Dakota County SWAT executed the search warrant and Mason was taken into custody without further incident.
“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,” said Eddie M. Frizell, U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota. “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!”
Mason’s arrest today is a result of the collaboration between federal, state, and local police agencies. The U.S. Marshals Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. Marshal’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, Marion County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Department of Corrections, Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, South St. Paul Police Department, the U.S. Marshals District of Minnesota’s North Star Fugitive Task Force, and many other agencies contributed to Mason’s arrest.
The USMS North Star Fugitive Taks Force is composed of Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Pine County Sheriff’s Office, Calton County Sheriff’s Office, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, St. Louis County, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, DHS-Homeland Security Investigations and FBI.
Anyone with information on wanted fugitives is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office, the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or submit a USMS Tip.