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2 Sought In Shots Fired At Montgomery Co. Investigator

2 Sought In Shots Fired At Montgomery Co. Investigator

CREATED Feb 20, 2014

INDIAN MOUND, Tenn. – Authorities have identified two people being sought in connection with shots fired at a Montgomery County Sheriff's investigator on Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators have identified the shooter as 22-year-old Jacob Ray Hammond. Warrants have been issued for attempted criminal homicide, felony evading, and theft of property. Hammond also had an outstanding warrant for violation of community corrections. 

Authorities said Hammond may be traveling with 29-year-old Amber Nicole Lehman, who has an outstanding warrant for a Violation of Probation and a court issued capias for multiple drug offenses.

Investigators were able to identify Hammond early Thursday morning after they found the black Toyota pickup truck that Hammond was in during the pursuit. It had been reported stolen out of Stewart County. 

Drug Task Force agents were investigating a meth complaint in the Indian Mound area when a vehicle pulled up to the scene around 1 p.m. Wednesday. The agents tried to talked with the couple inside. The driver sped off and crashed through several fences before getting the vehicle stuck.

The driver got away, but the passenger, Jessica Hutchinson, was taken into custody with help from the Montgomery County Sheriff K-9 unit.

Meanwhile, an investigator was headed to the scene and spotted a suspicious vehicle. He attempted to stop the Toyota pickup truck and ended up in a pursuit down Indian Mound Road.

During the pursuit, the driver, later identified as Hammond, pointed a semi-automatic pistol out the window and fired several shots at the investigator's car. He was not injured.

Hammond and Lehman are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information was asked to call the Montgomery County Sheriff Criminal Investigation Division at 931-648-0611 ext. 13404 or Crime Stoppers at 931-645-8477.