Last week, Missoula County Sheriff’s Detectives were alerted about Jonathan Lee Oliver, who was wanted for parole violation out of Oregon and said to be living under a fictitious name in Missoula County. Missoula County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant T.J. McDermott says Oliver was involved in a large scale construction fraud scheme involving multiple victims in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Detective Sergeant McDermott along with Missoula County Detective Jon Gunter and  Helena Police Detective Bryan Fischer began electronically tracking Oliver’s movements after discovering  that Oliver had abandoned his Missoula County residence and fled the state..


After a 35 minute standoff with authorities, Oliver  surrendered without incident at 1:11 am on Wednesday. McDermott says now that Oliver is in custody, other victims have come forward as well. Missoula County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant T.J. McDermott, Missoula County Sheriff’s Detective Jon Gunter, Helena Police Detective Bryan Fischer and North Dakota   authorities are being credited with Oliver’s capture.