Crime Watch 8

Fayette County deputies arrest 2, search for person of interest in homicide

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Deputies in Fayette County have arrested two men in connection to a Sept. 20 homicide.

Mark Bennett, 18, and 44-year-old Rodney Bennett have both been taken into custody.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says someone was killed just before 1 a.m. Thursday at the Elephant Hill Trailer Park. 

Fayette County Coroner Mary Poe identified the victim as 37-year-old Michael Shane Hamilton. 

Poe said Hamilton’s cause and manner of death were pending a Friday morning autopsy. 

According to a Thursday morning Facebook post by the office, there are possibly three suspects in the case. The Facebook post describes them as white and in their 20s, possibly driving a red or purple Dodge Neon.

Mark Bennett faces preliminary charges of murder while Rodney Bennett faces preliminary charges for obstruction of justice and aiding in a robbery.

Anyone with information can call 765-825-1110.

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