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By DeAnn Smith, Bonyen Lee, Chris Oberholtz / KCTV 5
David Cornell Bennett Jr., 22, of Cherryvale, KS, was taken into custody just before 10 p.m. Tuesday in Independence, KS.
The Kansas Attorney General's Office provided no details of his arrest. No charges have been filed yet.
Cami Umbarger, 29, and her children were found inside the residence on 25th Street between Clark and Stevens avenues. The children were identified as 9-year-old-Hollie Betts, 6-year-old Jaxon Betts and 4-year-old Averie Betts.
Bennett was spotted earlier Tuesday in the Independence, KS, area, according to that city's police department. The school district was made aware, but no schools were placed on lockdown, a district spokeswoman said.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said there was a confirmed sighting of Bennett at 12:45 p.m. at 3176 W. Main St. in Independence.
The district and other law enforcement agencies were instructed by the attorney general's office to release few details on the search for Bennett. KCTV5 viewers reported that the Walmart in Independence, KS, was placed on lockdown because Bennett was reported in the area.
A spokesman for the Kansas Attorney General's Office refused to say what had unfolded at that store.
"I cannot comment on elements of an active investigation," Don Brown wrote in an email.
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