A fugitive on the lam from federal authority for more than eight years has been captured after reportedly amassing various homes, properties and airplanes in the Lake of the Ozarks region. He was caught after making an emergency landing in a mid-Missouri field during a recent flight.

Graham S. McGill is being held without bond after investigations following the small plane crash in Cole County revealed him to be a federal fugitive, wanted by the U.S. District Court for Conspiracy to Cultivate and Manufacture Marijuana. 

According to a press release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, a male subject in a small airplane made an emergency landing in a field in Cole County on August 13, 2018 and identified himself to authorities as Scott Star, a resident of Camden County, Missouri. 

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office received information about the incident on August 14.

Cole County detectives found upon further investigation of the man that his real name was not Star, but fugitive Graham S. McGill. McGill’s pilot license had been suspended by the FAA in addition to being wanted on the federal charge.

A joint investigation with the Lake Area Narcotics Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Cole County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies, multiple search warrants were issued on homes, properties and airplanes that McGill had purchased in the area. 

McGill is being held without bond and has been transferred to another jail facility. 

The press release stated that the investigation is ongoing.