A sex offender who reportedly followed a boy home from the bus stop earlier this month in Arkansas City has been apprehended and is now in custody, authorities announced Tuesday night. Arkansas City police said Dustin Shane Stalder, 34, was arrested in Wellington. Officers on Monday were able to identify the man who followed the boy home as Stalder, who has family in the area and is an absconder from the Department of Corrections.
The man asked the boy if he could come inside his house, but the child said no and locked the door to keep him outside. He was last registered as a sex offender in Sedgwick County. The boy then took a photograph of the stranger through the front window.