A 14-year-old Madison girl told police she was frightened when she was approached by a man in a white car who started asking her questions Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred in the 2400 block of Brentwood Parkway.
The girl said she thought the man was going to try to get her into his car so she contacted a trusted adult and police were called.
The suspect fled after being spotted by an officer and the man was taken into custody after police said they set up a successful dragnet.
Maurice D. Wilson, 26, was arrested on suspicion of child enticement and resisting an officer.