CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- (WGCL) -- According to a supervisor with the US Marshals Service Fugitive task force, a person of interest in the search for Heather McDonald is in custody Wednesday.
Richard Harden was identified by authorities in the search for McDonald. Harden was identified for having an outstanding warrant for a sex offender registry violation.
Marshals arrested Harden in October in Carroll County. Investigators interviewed him about the search for Heather McDonald, but Marshals said they were not directly involved in the investigation into her disappearance.
“We looked for him as part of a fugitive investigation,” US Marshals Service Supervisor told CBS46 News. “The U.S. Marshal's Service was not part of the missing person case of Heather McDonald.”