Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

February 6, 2013

Hammer bond goes up

GLASGOW — The bond for a Tompkinsville man accused in a Monroe County homicide case had been increased.

Charles Hammer, 81, was originally incarcerated on a $150,000 cash bond. He allegedly shot and killed Herbert “Sprocket” Proffitt, 82, a former Monroe County sheriff and former Tompkinsville police chief, in August.

On Wednesday, the commonwealth filed a motion to modify Hammer’s bond, asking that it be increased to $5 million.

Jesse Stockton, commonwealth’s attorney for Monroe County, said he filed the motion for a couple of reasons. One of which was due to Hammer having made threats toward various public officials in a tape recorded statement after he was arrested.

“That was something that we didn’t have from the very beginning in the evidence,” Stockton said.

Hammer’s bond was originally set by a special judge, who presided over the case following the death of Monroe Circuit Court Judge Eddie Lovelace in September and before the appointment of Monroe Circuit Court Judge David Williams in October.

Read the full story in Thursday's print or e-edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content