Tennessee trio booked in Evansville after officer-involved shooting

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 11:42 AM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) – Indiana State Police have caught fugitives from Tennessee hiding out in Evansville.

ISP says 22-year-old Jacob Hammond shot at a sheriff’s investigator last week while fleeing from the site of a meth lab. The officer was not hurt.

Arrest warrants were issued for Hammond and his travel companion, 29-year-old Amber Lehman, who police say violated parole.

The pair was taken into custody outside an Evansville motel more than 100 miles away from the shooting scene.

A third person, 38-year-old Johnathan Buckner, was arrested after officers said they found meth making material.

Hammond is facing attempted murder, conspiracy to manufacture meth and possession of a firearm.

Lehman is facing a probation violation charge and Buckner is facing conspiracy to manufacture meth, assisting a criminal and possession of precursors.

All three are being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail without bond.

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