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    Two Week Man Hunt Leads to His Arrest

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    A two-week search for a Jackson County man who was wanted in connection for a double murder that occurred on December 28, 2017 has ended in his arrest. Since the arrest of his brother Bobby, police have been searching for Terry Hammonds. Hammonds was finally arrested on Friday, May 11th, when he was captured after a tip led them to his location in Jackson County. According to a press release from Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond, Trooper Robert Purdy said the Kentucky State Police was called on the morning of Friday, May 11, by Jackson County Sheriff Paul Hays after he received a credible tip about the location of Terry Hammonds, who was wanted in connection to a double murder and had been on the run from authorities for approximately two weeks in a rural portion of Jackson County. Because of the tip, Purdy said KSP Post 7 Troopers responded to a Jackson County residence in search of Terry Hammonds and found him hiding in one of the bedrooms in the residence. Hammonds, 41 years old of McKee was arrested and lodged in the Jackson County Detention Center charged with two counts of complicity to commit murder, tampering with physical evidence and two counts of abuse of a corpse and arson 1st degree. The ongoing murder investigation is being conducted by Kentucky State Police Post 7 Detective Adam Hall.

    Three Injured in One Vehilce Accident

    By Sheriff Paul Hays
    In a report from Jackson County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Daniel Isaacs, who was the investigating officer, on Thursday, May 10, at approximately 12:49 pm, he was dispatched to the scene of a one vehicle accident which resulted in the driver and two passengers sustaining serious injuries. Isaacs said Lloyd D. Hensley, 47, Garvin Place, Louisville, KY, was traveling north on US Hwy 421 in the Clover Bottom area of the county and while traveling through a straight stretch approaching a left-hand curve, Hensley failed to negotiate the curve and drove off the right-hand shoulder of the road way traveling 92 feet 7 inches and collided with a tree coming to a final rest. Hensley was traveling with two passengers, Lloyd Hensley, 70, HWY 490, East Bernstadt, and Christopher Napier, 38, Wildie, KY.