A convicted felon - wanted on child pornography charges in St. Paul Nebraska - was arrested Thursday in Ark City.
Shane R. Smith, 43, St. Paul, was booked into the Cowley County Jail and had bond set at $10,000. He was still in custody as of this morning.
Smith was arrested at the request of Nebraska authorities, who searched his residence Oct. 4 and turned up 200 images on his home computer. A warrant for possession of child pornography was filed that day.
However, Smith apparently fled from prosecution.
St. Paul authorities were alerted when police in Ark City ran Smith’s tag information. They then requested he be taken into custody.
Smith is a convicted felon and has previously spent three years in prison on a burglary conviction.