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Suspect arrested in death of coal executive Bennett Hatfield

  • FILE - In this May 4, 2006, file photo, International Coal Group chief executive Bennett Hatfield makes his closing statement during the final day of the Sago Mine disaster hearings at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va. West Virginia State Police say longtime coal company executive Hatfield was found dead Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks, File)

    FILE - In this May 4, 2006, file photo, International Coal Group chief executive Bennett Hatfield makes his closing statement during the final day of the Sago Mine disaster hearings at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va. West Virginia State Police say longtime coal company executive Hatfield was found dead Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anthony Raheem Arriaga is shown in a photo provided by the Allen County (Ohio) Sheriff’s office,Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Arriaga has been arrested in the death of Bennett K. Hatfield, former CEO of Patriot Coal, found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Allen County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office via AP)

    Anthony Raheem Arriaga is shown in a photo provided by the Allen County (Ohio) Sheriff’s office,Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Arriaga has been arrested in the death of Bennett K. Hatfield, former CEO of Patriot Coal, found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Allen County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A sheriff says a man has been arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried.

Mingo County Sheriff James Smith said Tuesday that 20-year-old Anthony Arriaga was being held on a homicide warrant in Allen County, Ohio. Smith says the suspect is being held in Monday's shooting of 59-year-old Bennett K. Hatfield.

Hatfield resigned in 2015 as president and CEO of Patriot Coal. He was International Coal Group's CEO when a 2006 explosion in northern West Virginia killed 12 miners.

Smith says Hatfield was fatally shot at Mountain View Memory Gardens, a cemetery in southern West Virginia's Mingo County.

The sheriff says detectives were interviewing Arriaga and will seek his extradition to West Virginia.