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.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Cochran2.mp3]
A wildfire burning since April 6 in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is only 3 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. In 2011, the Honey Prairie Fire in the Okefenokee refuge burned about 300,000 acres over a year.