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POPE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The body of a missing man was discovered by a fisherman over the weekend, according to the Pope County sheriff.

Body discovered in Arkansas River in Pope County identified

Sheriff Andy DuVall said a fisherman found a body around 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Arkansas River near Sweeden Island.

Monday, the body was identified as 31-year-old Michael Shane Caldwell who was last seen trying to swim away from Arkansas State Police during a traffic stop just days before being reported missing on Jan. 16.