Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

August 29, 2012

8:38 a.m. Morning Update: KSP makes arrest in Monroe shooting

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times


An arrest has been made in a Monroe County shooting that occurred around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on Rush Lane.

Charles Hammer, 81, of Tompkinsville, was arrested and charged with the murder of Herbert “Sprocket” Proffitt.

According to a Kentucky State Police press release, Hammer was charged at the Tompkinsville Police Department and is being lodged in the Monroe County jail.

Proffitt was a former Monroe County law enforcement official having worked more than 50 years in law enforcement, serving both as Monroe County's sheriff, Tompkinsville's police chief and as a deputy sheriff during his career.

State police Detective Ricky Brooks is investigating the case.