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Montgomery County Shooting suspect arrested in Indiana


Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Jacob Hammond and Amber Lehman were apprehended Saturday around 10:00pm on February 22nd, 2013, outside of a motel in Evansville, Indiana.

United States Marshals and Vandenburgh County Indiana Sheriff’s deputies apprehended both Hammond and Lehman along with Jonathan Buckner, who is also from Clarksville, Tennessee. A sergeant, with the Vandenburgh Sheriff’s Office, stated that all three were in possession of firearms along with ingredients to make meth.

Jacob Roy Hammond, Amber Nicole Lehman, Jonathan Buckner and Howard Hand

Hammond was bitten by a K9 while trying to escape and had to be treated at the hospital for his injuries.

All three were booked in to the Vandenburgh County jail; Hammond and Lehman will await extradition back to Clarksville after they face local charges in Vandenburgh County.

At the same time Hammond and Lehman were being arrested in Indiana, 19th Judicial Drug Task Force agents and Montgomery County Sheriff investigators were arresting Howard Hand. Hand was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on outstanding meth manufacturing and evading charges.

Hand was the driver of the vehicle that fled DTF Agents, crashed through a fence, got stuck in a pasture and ran on foot. Hand is a known acquaintance of Hammond and Lehman and was thought to have been accompanying them.

“The apprehension of Hammond, Lehman and Hand are a testament to the hard work, great coordination, and cooperation of several agencies that worked with us on this case. Everyone worked tirelessly and did not stop until these dangerous criminals were apprehended” said Sheriff John Fuson. “I want to thank the Vandenburgh County Indiana Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service for their help.”

Jacob Roy Hammond

Jacob Roy HammondName: Jacob Hammond

Race: White
Sex: Male
Age: 22
Given Address: 162 Bagsy Hill Lane, Dover, TN
Charged With: Narc Dealing – Methamphetamine, Possession of firearm by felon
Booked Into: Vandenburgh County Jail

Amber Lehman

Amber LehmanName: Amber Nicole Lehman

Race: White
Sex: Female
Age: 29
Given Address: 300 Gunso Ridge Road, Cumberland City, TN
Booked Into: Vandenburgh County Jail

Howard Hand

Howard HandName: Howard Hand

Date of Birth: 2/ 8/ 83
Gender: M
Race: W
Address: 1846 Evans Road, Clarksville, TN
Arresting Officer: Christopher Bedell
Charged With: Drugs – Initation Proc. W/Intent to Result MFG-Meth, Evading Arrest in Vehicle, (3) Drugs – Simple Possession/Casula Exchange
Booked Into: Montgomery County Jail
Bond: $113,000.00

Jonathan Buckner

Jonathan BucknerName: Jonathan Buckner

Race: White
Sex: Male
Age: 38
Given Address: 6161 Woods Valley Road, Cumberland Furnance, TN
Charged With: Narc – Poss of Precursors – Armed, Narc – Dealing Methamphetamine, Assisting a Criminal
Booked Into: Vandenburgh County Jail




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