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Attempted murder suspect caught near Benton

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Alan Bennett Alan Bennett
Eva McPherson Eva McPherson

FRANKLIN CO. -- A man wanted for attempted murder in Benton is now behind bars.

Deputies got a call about a break-in at a home in rural Benton around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The found Alan W. Bennett, 47, hiding inside that home. Back in May, deputies say he shot a family member. He's facing attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, aggravated battery with a firearm, and unlawful use of weapons by a convicted felon for that incident.

He's facing new weapons charges as well after Wednesday's arrest.

Eva McPherson was inside the home as well. She faces an obstructing justice charge for trying to help Bennett hide from capture.
 

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