IMAGE: Michael Francis Flaker

A 73-year-old Michigan man who was wanted after fleeing before his sentencing on a sexual misconduct conviction has been arrested in Arkansas.

The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Michael Francis Flaker, of Shelby, Michigan, was taken into custody on Feb. 9 at around 6 p.m. in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Investigators said Flaker cut off his electronic monitor on Jan 24, before sentencing on eight counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Flaker is currently being held in Arkansas, awaiting extradition back to Michigan, according to deputies.

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Hi, Would be really good to have a picture posted of this guy. I know his name is in the article, but for those of us who don't know him, the name is useless. I share your articles on Facebook a lot, but when it comes to a wanted person I will not post to Facebook without a picture of the wanted person, that is pretty useless to do... :(

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