Ross Maitland Apprehended Charged with Kidnapping

DAYTON, November 12, 2014 - A “tip” from an anonymous citizen led to the arrest of Wayne Ross Maitland wanted for the kidnapping of little one year old Colt Williams, his step son, almost two weeks ago. A citizen notified the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher that Maitland had been seen going into the home of his step father located on CR 451 just off of Hwy. 1409 in south Liberty County at approximately 3:pm this evening.

Several Deputies responded to the CR 451 location and found the vehicle that Maitland had fled the county in parked behind the residence.

After repeated knocks on the door from Deputies, a relative came to the door but denied that Wayne Maitland was actually in the house even though his vehicle was parked at the rear of the house. After Deputies carefully explained the futility of the denial even with Maitland having been clearly seen coming and going from the house as well as the option of the relative being charged with harboring a felon and going to jail themselves, logic prevailed and the relative admitted that Wayne Maitland was, in fact, in the house and was hiding inside the air conditioning return vent. Deputies removed Maitland from the small return vent and he was taken into custody without resistance and placed in the Liberty County jail on kidnapping charges.

Other charges may be pending and follow up investigation is being conducted by Texas Ranger Brandon Bess and Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Investigator Paul Lasco. Wayne Maitland will not go before a Judge until tomorrow to determine a bond.

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