COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A Georgia man, who entered a guilty plea on child sex crimes and failed to report for the beginning of his sentence in Coffee County has been extradited back to Coffee County to begin his prison sentence with the state.

Herbert Earcell Slater was arrested in 2021 on 2 counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 and 1 count of sexual abuse.

In May, Slater entered a plea deal and pled guilty on all three counts. He received a sentence of ten concurrent years in a state prison facility.

In June, Slater, who was out on bond for the offenses was scheduled to report to the Coffee County Jail to begin his sentence on June 2, but he did not show up. A warrant for his arrest was issued by a Coffee County judge five days later.

Jail records show that Slater was arrested by U.S. Marshals on July 31 in Habersham County, Georgia. Sources say he was hiding out at the home of a family member.

Slater was booked in the Coffee County Jail on Friday afternoon.