Convicted Sex Offender Arrested in Hutchinson 13 Oct 16

A 31-year-old Hutchinson man was arrested last week and charged in McLeod County with failing to register as a predatory sex offender.

Hutchinson Police arrested Tommy Michael Santler at an apartment on Echo Circle Friday after they found him hiding in a closet with a knife. He was taken to McLeod County Jail.

Hutchinson Police say they learned Santler was wanted in Colorado on two warrants, which included nationwide extradition. The warrants were for failing to comply with conditions and probation violation, related to previous convictions of sexual assault of a child and attempted assault of a child.

During questioning, Santler told police he had been in Hutchinson since June.

The investigation continues.