A former aide for former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan who was on the run as a fugitive was found in Tennessee following a weeks-long manhunt.

Roy McGrath, 53, had injuries from a gunshot wound and taken to a hospital, the FBI said. The gunshot wound may have been self-inflicted, a source told Fox News. 

McGrath had been missing since the day before his federal trial for fraud on March 13. 


Roy McGrath

Roy McGrath, former chief executive officer of the Maryland Environmental Service, speaks during a news conference at the State House in Annapolis, Md., on April 15, 2020. A federal judge issued an arrest warrant for McGrath, the one-time aide to former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, after McGrath failed to appear in court as his trial on federal fraud charges was set to begin.  (Pamela Wood/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

"The FBI is reviewing an agent-involved shooting which occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2023," the FBI said in a statement. "During the arrest the subject, Roy McGrath, sustained injury and was transported to the hospital. The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously. In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under investigation by the FBI’s Inspection Division."

McGrath's eight-count federal indictment includes charges of wire fraud. He's accused of securing a $233,648 severance payment equal to one year of salary as the head of the Maryland Environmental Service. He also faces fraud and embezzlement charges connected to roughly $170,000 in expenses. 

Roy McGrath and former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

Roy McGrath, left, previously was former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's chief of staff. (Pamela Wood/The Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service/Getty Images)

According to federal and state prosecutors, McGrath personally enriched himself by taking advantage of his positions of trust as the environmental agency’s director and Hogan’s top aide. He got the agency’s board to approve paying him the severance payment upon his departure as executive director by falsely telling them the governor had already approved the payment, prosecutors say.  

McGrath resigned from his role within Hogan's office a few months after the six-figure payment was reported.  

Roy McGrath U.S. Marshals

A wanted poster for Roy McGrath, the former chief of staff to former Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, was published on Tuesday, March 14 after he failed to appear  in court on federal corruption charges. (U.S. Marshals Service)

His absence triggered a massive law enforcement search in an effort to find him. 


Joseph Murtha, McGrath’s attorney, previously told The Associated Press that FBI agents in Florida were likely looking for anything to indicate McGrath’s current whereabouts during a March 15 raid at his Naples home.