A man wanted in connection with a Missouri death has been arrested in Newport Beach, police said Tuesday.
Mark Edward Rhodes, 43, was arrested about 4 p.m. Monday in a neighborhood behind Corona del Mar High School off Vista Bonita and Barranca, said Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Burdette.
Authorities in Carroll County, Mo., have been looking for Rhodes and his ex-wife, Tina Mae Rhodes, 44, since Sept. 8. Police in Missouri found her body Monday in a rural field just outside Carroll County, officials said.
Tina Rhodes was reported missing after she did not show up at a car dealership where she was expected. By Friday, sheriff's deputies were hunting for Mark Rhodes, who was last seen with her. Authorities said he has a history of domestic violence against her and would likely be driving a black 1997 Ford Thunderbird.
Carroll County police called Newport Beach police Friday, letting them know Mark Rhodes might be on his way there. He has a grandmother in the area, officials said.