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GOSHEN, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas say a body has been found in a creek in Goshen near where a missing man eluded a sheriff’s deputy.

Washington County sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Cantrell says the body found Wednesday by a fisherman has not been identified, but may be that of 35-year-old James Valles of Elkins.

Authorities previously said Valles ran from the deputy who had stopped to check on an empty parked car in the early morning hours of Feb. 28.

The deputy shot Valles once with a stun gun and he tumbled down a hill, but got up and continued running.

The deputy then lost sight of Valles, but reported hearing a splash and saw what he believed to be Valles floating down the creek.