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The man arrested after Monday’s incident involving three separate counties has been identified. According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s office, Shelbyville Police Department initiated a homicide investigation of 22-year-old Samantha Cushing at a Shelbyville Residence.  24-year-old Deven Barger was developed as a suspect and after a multi-county vehicle pursuit, was taken into custody without incident.  The Illinois State Police was contacted to assist in the investigation.  The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Coroner’s Office, and the Shelby County State Attorney’s Office are also assisting in the investigation.  According to Judici, Barger plead guilty to three years in the IDOC for aiding, abetting and possession of a stolen vehicle along with multiple traffic tickets in 2017.

 
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