CLEARWATER, Fla. (TCD) -- A 28-year-old man was arrested six days after a man's body was found floating offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to WTSP-TV, on Dec. 4 at approximately 4 p.m., Clearwater Police opened a death investigation when Lonnie Wilson's body was seen floating near Sand Key Park. Wilson, 48, reportedly lived on a sailboat near the marina, but police were not sure as to how he died.
WTFS-TV reports officials believe 28-year-old Shane Dugan and Wilson got into an argument on Dec. 3 at around 10 p.m. on a 1982 Catalina yacht. Police reportedly allege Dugan grabbed Wilson's coat during the altercation and pushed him into the water, causing his death. Dugan allegedly told a witness to drive the yacht in the opposite direction and return to their own anchored boats about 30 minutes away.