Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

February 6, 2013

Hammer bond goes up

Glasgow Daily Times

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.

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