Federal agents ask for public’s help to find sex offender from Marshall County

Northeast Alabama

Matthew Harbin (Photo: U.S. Immigrations & Customs Enforcement/Dept. of Homeland Security)

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) urgently seeks the public’s help to locate a convicted Alabama sex offender who is wanted on a federal arrest warrant for receipt of child pornography in the Northern District of Alabama.

The warrant was issued in June for Matthew C. Harbin, 28, of Arab in Marshall County. Harbin pleaded guilty in 2009 to state charges of transmitting obscene material to a minor.

HSI special agents have reason to believe Harbin may be hiding somewhere in northern or southern Alabama, or Florida, in an attempt to elude law enforcement. HSI also believes Harbin may pose a threat to others and/or may attempt to flee the country to avoid capture.

Harbin is 6'2", weighs about 200 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

HSI requests that anyone with information about this person contact the agency immediately by calling the 24-hour HSI Tip line at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. The public can also submit an online tip at www.ice.gov/tips/ or by downloading the Operation Predator smartphone app for iOS and submitting a tip there. The app is not currently available on Google Play.

All tips will remain anonymous. Please do not try to apprehend Harbin yourself.

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