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Tennessee Fugitives Found in Evansville

According to police, Jacob Hammond, 22, of Fover, Tenn., fired shots at a Montgomery County Sheriff's investigator while running from a meth lab in Tennessee. An arrest warrant was issued for Hammond and Amber Lehman. They were arrested, along with another man, in Evansville.
Two fugitives wanted out of Tennessee for a shooting have been arrested in Evansville.

According to authorities, last week Jacob Hammond, 22, of Fover, Tenn., fired shots at a Montgomery County Sheriff's investigator while running from a meth lab in Tennessee.

The officer was not injured, but a felony warrant for attempted murder was issued for Hammond.

Police also issued an arrest warrant for Amber Lehman, 29, of Cumberland City, Tenn., for a probation violation. Investigators believe that she was traveling with Hammond.

On Saturday night, the U.S. Marshal's Service got word the suspects were in Evansville.


Officers found a silver 2002 Chevrolet Tracker with Tennessee plates in the Economy Inn parking lot located at 701 North First Avenue in Evansville.

Officers spotted Hammond and another male near the vehicle. When officers approached the two men, Hammond failed to comply with their orders.

Hammond was taken into custody after a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s K-9 was deployed.

Officers also found two handguns on Hammond. He was taken to Deaconess Hospital where he was treated and later released for a dog bite.

The other male, Jonathan Buckner, 38, of Cumberland Furnace, Tenn., was arrested after officers found meth making material inside their vehicle.



Officers received information that Lehman was in one of the hotel rooms. After refusing to open the hotel room door, officers forced their way into the room and arrested Lehman without further incident.

All three were taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where they are being held without bond.

Arrested and Charges:
Jacob Hammond
 - Attempted Murder (Warrant out of Tennessee)
 - Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth, Class A Felony
 - Possession of a Firearm by a Felony, Class B Felony

Amber Lehman
 - Probation Violation (Warrant out of Tennessee)

Jonathan Buckner
 - Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth, Class A Felony
 - Assisting a Criminal, Class C Felony
 - Possession of Precursors, Class C Felony
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