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Arrest made in death and disappearance of Bo Hale

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Craig Davenport. (Source: Hopkins County Jail) Craig Davenport. (Source: Hopkins County Jail)
HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) -

Hopkins County Sheriff has arrested Craig Davenport in the case of Bo Hale.

Authorities determined Hale's death consistent with homicide and have charged Davenport with 2nd degree manslaughter, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Persistent Felony Offender.

He was arrested Tuesday night at his home on Reservoir Avenue in Central City.

Authorities say Davenport was the last person to see Hale alive and hid his body in a drainage pipe after a confrontation with Hale.

This summer, the sheriff's office confirmed bones found outside Madisonville were the remains of 42-year-old Bo Hale. Rains unearthed several bones, including a jaw bone which was used to confirm dental records.  

For three years, volunteer search parties looked for any sign of Hale. He had been missing since November 2010.

Sheriff deputies delivered the news to Hale's family on Wednesday morning.

"They were greatly relieved this morning. They've been with us throughout the case. We've talked different times and shared information back and forth. Hopefully this will be the beginning of the end for them for some closure," Hopkins County Sheriff Frank Latham said.

Cindy Hale, Bo's wife, did not wish to go on camera because of the ongoing investigation, but did tell 14 News that her whole family is relieved this day finally came and an arrest has finally been made after three long years.

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