AUGUST 25, 2004 - Posted at 12:59 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann says his officers made an arrest this morning in connection with the June 12 or 13 stabbing death of 51-year-old Dennis Coats of the Caraway area.
Coats was last seen alive around 10:30 p.m. on June 12. His body was found shortly before noon the next day in the St. Francis Sunkenlands of a remote, rugged area that most eastern Craighead County residents refer to as Hatchie Coon Island. Authorities say Coats had been stabbed several times.