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Mississipi Sexual Assault Fugitive added to FBI’s 10 Most Wanted

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ID# 09-004 – New Addition to the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted

ID# 09-004 – Jackson, Mississippi

Frederick T. Brink, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Mississippi¬† announced on November 29th 2008 the addition of EDWARD EUGENE HARPER to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list. HARPER is wanted for his alleged involvement in the sexual assault of two girls, ages three and eight, in Hernando, Mississippi.

On April 27, 1994, EDWARD EUGENE HARPER was indicted by the Circuit Court of DeSoto County, Mississippi, for the 17th Judicial District of Mississippi, Case Number CR94-124CD, for conspiracy to commit sexual battery, child fondling, and sexual battery. At the time of the alleged offenses, HARPER was forty-seven (47) years of age. HARPER allegedly befriended the neighborhood girls and molested them after gaining their trust.

HARPER failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on October 31, 1994, in DeSoto County, Mississippi. Subsequently, a federal arrest warrant was issued for HARPER by the United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, after he was charged in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1073, Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.

Investigators believe that HARPER intended to return to Montana, where he previously worked as a truck driver and considered himself to be a member of the Montana Freemen. HARPER also has been a ranch hand, working with cattle and sheep, in Montana and Wyoming.

Until he is apprehended, HARPER allegedly poses a serious threat to children with whom he has contact. HARPER has been a fugitive for approximately 14 years, and it is believed that he has assumed other identities to avoid capture.

Physical Description

Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:

Edward Eugene Trimue
Eddie Eugene Trimue
Edward Trimue
Ed Harmon

March 1, 1946
New Mexico
165 pounds

EDWARD EUGENE HARPER is the 491st person to be placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list, that was established in March of 1950. To date, 460 individuals appearing on the list have been apprehended or located, 151 of them as a direct result of citizen cooperation.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for any information leading directly to the arrest of EDWARD EUGENE HARPER. Individuals with information concerning HARPER should take no action themselves, but instead, immediately contact the nearest office of the FBI or local law enforcement agency. For any possible sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Additional information regarding EDWARD EUGENE HARPER, including his wanted poster, is available on the FBI’s Internet Home Page at http://www.fbi.gov.

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