Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that his agency in collaboration with the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, along with Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol have apprehended a wanted fugitive out of the State of Florida.
“On April 18, 2016 at around 10:00 am, our agency was contacted by the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force regarding a wanted fugitive out of the State of Florida possibly being in Meriwether County. During this time our investigative division along with Troopers from the Georgia State Patrol began assisting the Agents with the Fugitive Task Force track down leads in regard to this offender’s whereabouts. The investigative leads led us to a campsite in the 4200 block of Hwy 54 also known as Lone Oak Road, Hogansville, Ga. All agencies involved then set up a covert surveillance of the area in which we believed that the wanted subject was located. Once we were able to make a visual confirmation that the wanted fugitive was at the campsite all agencies converged on the location. The fugitive identified as Christopher Lee Maag, W/M, 39 years of age, with a last known address out of Hastings, Florida was captured without incident. Maag was wanted on a felony arrest warrant out of the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit in St. Johns County, Florida for the offense of Failure of a Sex Offender to Properly Register. We were also informed that Maag is also wanted for an additional charge from the same circuit for the offense of Sexual Assault of a Helpless Person. Christopher Lee Maag is being held without bond in the Meriwether County Jail on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant. Extradition procedures will follow once Maag goes before the Magistrate Court Judge. I appreciate the assistance of all the agencies involved in apprehending this wanted fugitive out of the State of Florida.” Sheriff Chuck Smith stated.