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Eden Valley man arrested after tip on Craigslist listing

LITCHFIELD -- A 62-year-old rural Eden Valley man is being held in the Stearns County Jail awaiting his court appearance and extradition after he was arrested Thursday by law enforcement officers posing as buyers for a possibly stolen boat motor.

According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, his office received information from a Bloomington police officer regarding an ad he placed on for a boat motor. A person, identified as Earl Harrison Coe, had contacted the officer, who believed the motor might be stolen.

Meeker and Stearns county investigators arranged to meet Coe on Thursday afternoon at a farm north of Eden Valley. He was taken into custody without incident.

Coe was arrested on multiple warrants in Stearns, Mille Lacs and Grant counties and on a Cass County, N.D. warrant. Upon further investigation, the boat motor originally in question was not stolen property.