SAVANNAH, Ga. – Cody Magee, the kayaker who was last seen at the Lazaretto Creek boat launch Sunday night, has been located in Oklahoma City.
He was found during a traffic stop Wednesday and taken into protective custody. He’s now being extradited to Georgia where he faces charges of child pornography as well as other crimes in Effingham County.
Officials say his disappearance was staged in order to avoid his court appearance on Monday and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
Units from SCMPD, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources conducted a search of local waterways following Magee’s disappearance because he was initially reported as a missing kayaker.
This incident remains under investigation. News 3 will be following this story today and bring you much more.