BEND, OR (FOX19) - A man who was one of the top regional bosses for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission is sitting in an Idaho jail, and people who knew him there have no idea who he is.
But they are starting to hear that he isn't Jason Evers of Cincinnati, because the boy whose name he took was murdered in 1982 at age 3.
The Bulletin newspaper in Bendreported Saturday that the man using Jason's identity was arrested by federal agents and taken to a jail in nearby Boise, ID.
The Oregon Evers became the focus of controversy some months ago in eastern Oregon when he allegedly cited bars and restaurants for violations that had never happened. Eventually a couple of the charged were proved wrong and thrown out, and the man calling himself Jason Evers was transferred to another office.
The incident happened in his job as a regional supervisor for the OLCC.
The real Jason Evers died in 1982 after being kidnapped by Adrian Williams, who was a high school student at the time. Williams lured Jason into the woods while he was playing with his sister near their Springfield Township home, and he was never seen alive again.
The Evers family said they couldn't comment on the case until after papers are filed on Monday.
Williams, who was convicted of kidnapping and involuntary manslaughter for Jason's death, but not murder, comes up for parole every few years and the next hearing is in June. The Evers family has successfully campaigned for Williams to stay in prison during previous hearings.
There was no information available over the weekend over what the other Jason Evers was arrested for, what drew the feds' attention to him. or how he came to be using Jason Evers' name and birth information.