A spokesperson for the Saline County Sheriff's Office says Conklin was spotted by someone who had seen coverage of the search. He was taken into custody without incident. Further details of the arrest have not been released. Conklin will be returned to Bentonville Friday night.
On Sunday the Bentonville Police Department began an investigation into the suspicious death of 76-year-old Nelma Darline Conklin.
Police received a call of about a welfare concern at 3300 SW Elm Manor Drive. The caller said 76-year-old Nelma Darline Conklin had not been to work for about one week. When officers went to check on her, they found Conklin dead inside the house. Preliminary findings by the Arkansas State Crime Lab autopsy ruled the death a homicide.