Myloh Mason Becomes 12th Coloradan on FBI's Most Wanted List to Be Busted
A Facebook photo of Myloh Mason. Additional images below.
Update: Last month, we reported that Myloh Mason, the last suspect at large from the so-called Scream bank robbery in Lakewood — following the busts of alleged associates Miguel Sanders and Tyrone Richardson — had been added to the FBI's ten most wanted list.
He was the twelfth Coloradan to make the roster since it was launched on March 14, 1950.
And now, like his eleven predecessors, he's been caught by authorities.
According to the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, Mason was taken into custody at around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 15, at a Motel 6 near I-25 and 84th Avenue in Thornon.
A SWAT team reportedly surrounded and then evacuated the facility before calling for Mason to give himself up. He's said to have done so peacefully, walking out with his hands aloft.
As for the FBI's most wanted list, we marked its sixtieth anniversary in 2010 by highlighting the ten Coloradans who had made the roster up until that point. The total number of fugitives to be so designated at the time of Mason's addition was 505 and included another Coloradan, Edwin Ernesto Rivera. He was listed in 2013 regarding the 2011 murder of Richard Limon. He surrendered to authorities shortly after being spotlighted.
Check out Mason's eleven Colorado predecessors below. Photos and info about them is followed by the FBI wanted poster for Mason, who's expected to appear in court today, as well as a 7News piece about his capture.
Raymond Edward Young, number 26.
Raymond Edward Young: Dates on the list: 11/12/51-11/16/51
The FBI doesn't offer details about Young's crimes. The account reads: "Due to FBI investigation, Young was arrested in Denver, Colorado. Young worked nights at a bakery and was apprehended while loading bread trucks." With, presumably, actual bread, not the kind you can spend.
Jack Harvey Raymond, number 88.
Jack Harvey Raymond: Dates listed: 8/8/55-10/14/55
Again, the feds don't offer much here. Their account reads, "Due to an FBI investigation, Raymond was apprehended in Denver, Colorado." But we managed to track down a more vivid account of his activities from the August 4, 1955 edition of the Miami News. The article begins:
"Slippery, fast-moving Jack Harvey Raymond, one of the top bad-check artists of modern times, was spotlighted by the FBI today as one of the nation's 'Ten Most Wanted' criminals. Raymond and his high-flying girl friend, Helen Virginia Gibbs, a little charmer with expensive tastes, have fleeced gullible persons in at least 29 states, from New York to California, from Florida to the Canadian border."
Daniel Abram Everhart, number 89.
Daniel Abram Everhart: Dates listed: 8/17/55-10/9/55
Again, there's precious little online about Everhart. The FBI shares only this: "Due to an FBI investigation, Everhart was arrested in Denver, Colorado."
Ernest Tait, back again at number 133.
Ernest Tait: Dates listed: 07/11/51-07/12/51, 8/16/60-9/10/60
As noted above, Tait was a two-time loser when it came to the Most Wanted List. Here's what the FBI has to say about him in connection to his first arrest: "Tait was arrested in Miami, Florida, by the FBI as a direct result of an Associated Press (AP) story published in the Miami Herald and the Miami Daily News. After being apprehended, Tait said he had intended to shoot it out with the police, but he had read the AP story about himself stating he had been added to the 'Top Ten' list and decided not to try to shoot it out with the FBI."
The mention regarding the second arrest is briefer: "Due to an FBI investigation, Ernest Tait was arrested in Denver, Colorado."
Fortunately, there's more pizzazz in this Trivia Library blurb:
"ERNEST TAIT. Crime: Burglary. Conclusion: Tait was one of the few "elite" who made the Ten Most Wanted list twice. The 1st time was in 1951 after he was identified as one of 2 men involved in burglarizing an Elks lodge in New Castle, Ind. Tait was captured within 24 hours of his addition to the FBI list. He pleaded guilty to charges of 2nd-degree burglary and was sentenced to serve 2 to 5 years in prison. In 1960, Tait's name appeared a 2nd time on the FBI list — again for burglary. He was subsequently apprehended."
Chester Anderson McGonigal, number 156.
Chester Anderson McGonigal: Dates listed: 8/14/61-8/17/61
Other than being on the Most Wanted List for three days, McGonigal didn't make much of a mark on crime history. The FBIs one-liner about him: "McGonigal was arrested in Denver, Colorado, by the FBI after a citizen recognized his photograph in a newspaper."
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