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Arkansas authorities captured Detroit's Most Wanted child molester suspect

The East Arkansas Fugitive Task Force (EATF), along with the Jonesboro Police Department arrested 73-year-old Michael Flaker at a Fairview Inn & Suites in Jonesboro after receiving a viewer tip. (Photo Courtesy of WXYZ)

The East Arkansas Fugitive Task Force (EATF), along with the Jonesboro Police Department arrested 73-year-old Michael Flaker on Saturday at a Fairview Inn & Suites in Jonesboro after receiving a viewer tip, reports WXYZ.

Flaker, wanted for alleged child molestation, was on the run after cutting his tether and fleeing Macomb County in Michigan on Jan. 24, according to U.S. Marshals.

He was arrested around 6:14 p.m.for a felony warrant.

Officials say based on information uncovered during the course of the investigation, Flaker was sentenced to 25 years for alleged child molestation.

While in custody, he cut his ankle monitor and fled and had been on the run since Jan. 24.

He was found and taken without incident at the Jonesboro hotel by Jonesboro police, Johnson Sargent Dupuy and Patrol Officer Branstetter.

The suspect is wanted for eight counts of criminal sexual conduct in a multi-state investigation.

"This guy's a complete sexual predator," said Deputy Aaron Garcia. "He’s done it before to multiple kids, we believe this investigation in another state is not over with."

Flaker was booked into the Craighead County Detention Center and will be help without bond pending extradition, say authorities.



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