Murder suspect captured in Michigan after manhunt, sheriff’s office says
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - The Madison County Sheriff's Office says Landon Harbin has been captured in Michigan.
According to Michigan State Police, Harbin was spotted driving down I-94 East near the small town of Lawrence Township, Michigan, when they pulled Harbin over for driving a vehicle that was reported stolen.
Once he pulled over, Michigan Troopers say he jumped out of his car and opened fire at the officers.
The troopers returned fire, but thankfully, no one was struck.
They say, when Harbin ran out of bullets, he surrendered and was arrested by the troopers on the scene.
There's no word yet when he will be transported back to Alabama.
The Madison County Sheriff's Office began asking for the public's help to catch Harbin on Thursday after they found his mother, Jana Harbin, shot to death in her Meridianville home Wednesday night.
Jana Harbin was 54. Landon, 23, is her son.
WHNT News 19 has discovered the 23-year-old was charged with robbery in the third degree in 2015, and possession of drug paraphernalia, February 2017.
Both of those cases have been bound over to the grand jury.
Madison County Sheriff's office says it's unsure when Landon Harbin will be extradited back to Alabama. It's also unclear what charges he is facing in Michigan.
A memorial fund has been set up in Jana Harbin's name at Redstone Federal Credit Union. Her funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. on September 11 at Spry Funeral Home in Huntsville.