Man Wanted For Firing At Montgomery Co. Deputy Arrested In Ind.

Man Wanted For Firing At Montgomery Co. Deputy Arrested In Ind.

CREATED Feb 23, 2014

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A fugitive accused of firing shots at a Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy was taken into custody Saturday night, along with three of his alleged accomplices.

Officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said 22-year-old Jacob Hammond and 29-year-old Amber Lehman were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals, the ATF and local police at a hotel in Evansville, Indiana.

A third suspect, Jonathan Buckner of Clarksville, was also arrested at the scene.

Both suspects were considered armed and dangerous. They had been on the run since Wednesday after officials said they engaged in a shootout with a Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy during a raid at a drug lab in Woodlawn.

Authorities said two weapons were confiscated at the scene, along with chemicals used to make meth.

According to investigators, Hammond refused to surrender and police sent the K-9 unit in to the room to take him down. He was later transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of bite wounds after his arrest.

While authorities in Indiana were arresting Hammond and Lehman, Howard Hand was taken into custody by Montgomery County Officials. Investigators said Hand was the driver of the vehicle that fled Drug Task Force Agents.

Hand was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on outstanding meth manufacturing and evading charges.

Hammond, Lehman, and Buckner were all booked into Vandenbugh County Jail in Indiana and are awaiting extradition back to Clarksville.