Time’s up for Vermont fugitive on the run for 15 years

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NEWPORT – The U.S. Marshals Service has arrested a fugitive in Gowanda, New York, who has been running for the past 15 years from Vermont authorities.

Jason Wendell Alexander, 41, had several arrest warrants dating back to 2004 for violating his probation.

He was on probation in Vermont for cases that included attempted aggravated assault, domestic assault, and providing false information to law enforcement.

Along with his Vermont history, he has a lengthy criminal history in New York State for burglary, larceny, harassment, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

On November 22, 2019, the Vermont Department of Corrections requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service in locating and apprehending Alexander.

According to the Vermont Department of Corrections, Alexander was believed to have fled Vermont, and on December 18, 2019 he was arrested without incident by the U.S. Marshals Service and Gowanda Police Department in Gowanda, NY.

Alexander was charged with being a Fugitive from Justice in New York, held without bail, and will be awaiting extradition to Vermont.

This arrest highlights the partnership and alliance between the U.S. Marshals Service and its state and local partners.