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Benton Police Department responded to a Freeman Street residence at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers located 26-year-old Mark Talbert and 23-year-old Maegan Talbert, both of Benton, deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Luke Talbert, 29, also of Benton, was taken into custody without incident and charged with two counts of Murder in the First Degree, Class Y felonies.

BNPD Criminal Investigations Division detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation, which remains ongoing. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the message, via the official Benton Police Department app available on iTunes and Google Play or at