PERRY COUNTY, Ark. – Deputies in Perry County arrested a man Monday in connection to the death of a man found in the Ouachita National Forest. 

Officials with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26-year-old Garrett Wesley Mayes in connection to the death of Christopher Scott Pointer. 

Deputies opened a homicide investigation after officials said hikers found Pointer’s body. 

Mayes is being held in the Perry County Detention Center. He is facing a charge of first-degree murder.