After about a month on the run, the jig is up for a 25-year-old who landed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
An FBI SWAT team took Myloh Jaqory Mason into custody without incident early Friday evening at a Motel 6 in Thornton, Colo., according to the New York Daily News.
Mason is facing charges of attempted murder, attempted kidnapping, assault and bank robbery. He also faces a charge of a being a violent felon in possession of body armor for wearing a ballistic vest during one of his exploits.
Mason made the infamous list after two bank robberies late last year in which he and two accomplices robbed area banks with “Scream” masks on from the horror film of the same name. The agency confirms that it was the violence of the crimes that earned Mason most-wanted status.
The News reports that in the second heist, Mason and his accomplices allegedly robbed a bank, then broke into a house and shot a man inside four times as they made away in his minivan. The trio then allegedly crashed the van and shot a woman while trying to carjack her.
Neither the man nor the woman died from their wounds.
The two crew members—Tyrone Richardson, 31, and Miguel Sanders, 28—were arrested in November.
“The capture of this dangerous felon means our community is safer, because we believe Mason would have continued committing violent crimes while he was on the run,” Thomas Ravenelle, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Denver Division, said via a release obtained by NBC News.
According to the FBI, Mason is the 505th person to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, which was established in 1950. Since then, 473 fugitives have been apprehended or located, 156 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.
An award of $100,000 had been offered for Mason’s arrest, though the FBI said that he was captured through regular police work rather than a public tip.