Baker police have arrested a 23-year-old man after pedestrians found his 2-year-old son walking alone in the roadway.

Police Chief Mike Knaps says officers booked Kenneth Johnson-Dyer Sunday on one count of child desertion. Knaps says Johnson-Dryer was released on $6,000 bail.

Knaps said three officers canvassed homes in the neighborhood for more than an hour before a 4-year-old girl peeking out a doorway and identified the boy as her brother from a photograph an officer showed her.

The police chief said Johnson-Dyer was sleeping inside and initially did not want to come to the door.

Johnson-Dyer told police his girlfriend left the house and told him the children were sleeping.