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Man facing sex trafficking charge previously accused of pointed gun at officers
Matthew Humphries
Matthew Humphries

A North Forsyth County man facing a sex trafficking charge in relation to a missing 16-year-old girl from DeKalb County has been denied bond due to a prior arrest. Matthew Lee Humphries, 31, is also accused of pointing a gun at two officers in Atlanta two weeks before his arrest in Forsyth.

Court records from Fulton County show that Humphries was arrested by the Atlanta Police Department on May 5 and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is accused of pointing a loaded 9mm handgun at an off-duty College Park police officer and a retired Atlanta police officer while in traffic.

Humphries’ arrest report from May 5 states that he was allegedly seen weaving through traffic on 17th Street near I-75/85 in a yellow Chevrolet Camaro, “switching lanes rapidly” and cutting off other vehicles.

The report states that the off-duty and retired officers approached Humphries’ vehicle when it reached a stop to ask him if everything was OK. Humphries then allegedly pointed the pistol at them.

The off-duty officer stated in the report that he yelled, “I’m a off-duty police officer what are you doing?” to which Humphries allegedly said, “I’m white f--- you.”

The report states that a “clear baggie with methamphetamine” was located on Humphries at the time of the arrest.

Humphries was released from the Fulton County Jail on May 8, on a bond of $7,500.

Humphries has been charged with trafficking in sexual servitude, interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Forsyth County, according to Cpl. Doug Rainwater of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Rainwater said Humphries traveled to the metro Atlanta area to pick up the 16-year-old after the two met online. He added that the victim lived at Humphries’ north Forsyth residence for seven days before she was located by Forsyth County detectives.

“He knew that she was very young and was taking advantage of that,” Rainwater said.

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