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Arrest made in quadruple murder in Marion County

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Marion County Sheriffs Office has arrested a suspect in connection with the quadruple homicide in Ocala. Deputies arrested 31 year-old James Bannister earlier this morning. He faces 4 counts of premediated murder and 1 count of arson and is being held on $50,000 bond.  Sheriff’s Office spokesman Judge Cochran says an informant wearing a wire helped lead to the arrest.

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