CHEYENNE, (AP) - A Mississippi fugitive accused of child molestation in the 1990's 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, Mississippi 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. The closest town to where Harper had been staying was Kaycee. He was added to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list in November.