Police said a man wanted on child sex charges in Rhode Island was in custody in Alabama.
Authorities say 34-year-old Bruce Lee Kenyon of Pawtucket was jailed in Dale County on Monday awaiting extradition.
Police in Ozark said authorities in Rhode Island told them Kenyon might be in the area.
Kenyon was arrested during a tactical operation at a motel in Ozark.
The man is charged with five counts of child molestation.
Court records show Kenyon pleaded guilty in Alabama last month to a charge of being homeless and failing to register as a sex offender. He was sentenced to two years of probation.