1 Jailed, 1 At Large For Violent Attacks On Amish Community
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. – A suspect remains at large after police said he and another accomplice attacked members of an Amish Community in Lawrence County.
Officials with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said an arrest warrant has been issued for 40-year-old Jason Matthew Judkins, of Ethridge, Tennessee. Stacey Renee Hancock, 36, has already been taken into custody and charged with aggravated robbery.
On Thursday, investigators responded to three different incidents of violence within the Amish Community. Officials said at least two people were victims of robberies. In another incident, a resident was the victim of a hit-and-run, when a motorcycle forced the victim off of the roadway.
While authorities were investigating another robbery on Dooley Road, a victim identified the suspect's vehicle as it was driving by a nearby house.
After a brief police pursuit, Hancock was taken into custody. She was booked into the Lawrence County Detention Center without bond.
Judkins remained at large Friday night. Officials said he should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Investigators said at least one other person is being sought in connection with the crimes. Anyone with information has been asked to call the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office at 931-762-3626.