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Search for fugitive continues around Marion County


US Marshals are searching for a man who fled authorities in two North Central Florida counties yesterday. 41-year-old Michael Richard Maser is wanted in Sumter County for unlawful sexual activity with a minor and is now considered a fugitive after fleeing deputies in Citrus and Marion counties. US Marshal Service Florida District Deputy David Charles says the search will continue until Maser is apprehended.

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Maser was last seen evading authorities near I-75 in Ocala by slipping into a wooded area.

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Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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