Mississippi Fugitive Arrested in Wyoming

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A Mississippi fugitive accused of child molestation in the 1990s has been arrested by the FBI in the southern Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.

Special Agent in Charge James Davis in Denver released a statement announcing that Edward Eugene Harper was arrested Thursday in Washakie County.

Harper was a fugitive for nearly 15 years after failing to appear at a court hearing in DeSoto County in October 1994. He was indicted in April of that year on charges of conspiracy to commit sexual battery, child fondling and sexual battery. He was 47 at the time.

The FBI believes Harper had been living in a truck with a camper top, moving from place to place doing odd jobs and herding sheep.

He was added to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list in November 2008.

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