UPDATE: 4 arrests in suspicious death investigation in Independence County



INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. (News release) — On Monday August 19, 2019 the Independence County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a dead body found.

During their investigation the body that was found was taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for identification and manner of death. On Wednesday August 21, 2019 Independence County Detectives notified Lonoke County Detectives of their ongoing investigation and that they believed the death happened in Lonoke County.

Lonoke County Detectives immediately started investigating the incident. During the course of the investigation detectives learned that the incident occurred at a residence in the 3800 block of Mt. Tabor Road just south of the City of Cabot.

The body of the victim was then carried by the suspects to Independence County where it was placed in a dumpster. Four suspects were developed and ultimately placed under arrest for the Offenses of Capital Murder, Abuse of a Corpse and Tampering with Physical Evidence. 

The victim is identified as James Bushart 49 of Lonoke County. The four arrested are identified as Christy Dennis 41, Robert Clark 44, Timmy Hubmann 41 and Robert Garner 64 all of Lonoke County. They were taken to the Lonoke County Detention Center and placed with a No Bond pending 1st appearance.

Original Story:

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. — The Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office says it has made four arrests in the investigation of a suspicious death in Independence County.

Christy Lea Dennis, Robert Garner, Robert Lloyd Clark and Timmy Toe Hubmann are facing charges of capital murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

Investigators are not releasing any further information at this time.

Original story:

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. — A body found outside a home on Monday is being investigated as a suspicious death.

The Independence County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) issued an update on Thursday saying the victim is a 49-year-old man.

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. – A death investigation is underway after the discovery of a body.

The Independence County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) says deputies were called to a rural home on Monday in the county’s southern section.

The ICSO says the body was found outdoors and has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to be identified and to determine the cause of death.

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