News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On February 2, 2020, at approximately 8:04 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20900 block of Jo Marie Way in Callaway, for the reported shooting.

Timothy Christian Wagner, age 36 of Callaway

An individual later identified as Timothy Christian Wagner, age 36 of Callaway, contacted emergency communications (911) and advised he had killed his wife. Deputies responded to the scene and located the victim Felicia Renee Wagner, age 29 of Callaway, in the living room suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene. Detectives and crime scene technicians from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

The preliminary investigation determined Timothy Wagner shot the victim in the head and fled the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement.  Wagner was subsequently located in another jurisdiction shortly after the incident and brought back to St. Mary’s County by deputies. Wagner was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with the following:

  • Murder First Degree
  • Murder Second Degree
  • Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime
  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree

Wagner remains incarcerated at the detention center on a no-bond status. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Austin Schultz at (301) 475-4200 extension *1953 or by email at

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).  Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

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