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.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Charles1.mp3]
Maser was last seen evading authorities near I-75 in Ocala by slipping into a wooded area.