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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Public Release – INDEPENDENCE COUNTY SHERIFF’s DEPARTMENT
On Monday August 19, 2019 the Independence County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a deceased person.
During their investigation the body that was located was transported 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 occurred 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 Hwy 89 south 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 transported to the Lonoke County Detention Center and placed with a No Bond (hold) pending 1st appearance.