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Zionsville police arrest man in shooting death on Big-4 Rail Trail

Posted at 7:24 PM, May 08, 2019

ZIONSVILLE — Police made an arrest in the shooting death of a man near a popular walking trail.

According to a release from the Zionsville Police Department, James Earl Hughes, 23, was arrested and charged with murder for the killing of Samuel T. Bennett.

Bennett's body was found April 28 in a retention pond near the Big-4 Rail Trail in Zionsville. An autopsy showed he had been shot twice.

Hughes was taken into custody in Indianapolis and is being held at the Boone County Jail without bail.