HELENA — A Montana man on Kansas' most-wanted list was arrested here Thursday after allegedly trying to file for Social Security benefits using the name of a dead man.
Damon "Chub" Anderson, 65, of Alder, is wanted in Chautauqua County, Kan., for cultivation of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, and flight to avoid prosecution.
He also has outstanding warrants in Nowata County, Okla.
According to agent Ron Ingleby of the local Social Security Administration office, Anderson arrived at an interview with government employees on June 2 and attempted to pass himself off as Jackie Lee Evert. However, government databases indicated that Evert died in 1957.
Officials then asked Anderson to provide his fingerprints, but he refused, saying he wanted the advice of an attorney, Ingleby said.
Anderson eventually agreed to have his fingerprints taken at the U.S. marshal's office in Helena. The FBI crime lab identified them as belonging to Anderson, Ingleby said.
Anderson has been a fugitive since 1990. He is awaiting extradition.
The Helena Police Department assisted in the arrest.