Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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July 11, 2014

FRIDAY UPDATE: Amis captured in Ohio

A man wanted in connection with the death of his wife in Glasgow last month has been captured in Ohio.

The Glasgow Police Department and the Clermont County, Ohio, Sheriff's Office confirmed today that John William Amis, 35, was taken into custody early this morning in Clermont County, just east of Cincinnati. Amis was booked into the Clermont County Jail in Batavia, Ohio, where he is awaiting extradition. A press release from GPD Public Affairs Officer Julie Anne Williams says Amis has waived extradition and arrangements are being made for his return to Barren County.

The Clermont County Sheriff's Office provided a press release to the Daily Times this morning indicating deputies received a tip that Amis was staying in a tent in East Fork State Park in Clermont County. After a search, a tent was found about 100 yards into the woods, according to the release. Deputies surrounded the tent and Amis was arrested without incident. GPD's release said the tip that led to Amis' location came from a police officer in Felicity, Ohio.

The Clermont County Sheriff's Office release said Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg would not make any further comment about the arrest.

Glasgow Police Chief Guy Turcotte announced in a press conference Thursday that an arrest warrant had been issued for Amis on charges of murder-domestic violence and tampering with evidence in connection with the death of his wife, Lorine Dawn LaBombard, 37, also of Embark Court, on June 16 in Glasgow.

Turcotte said Thursday that Amis had known ties to the Florence, Covington and Newport areas in northern Kentucky, as well as to locations in Ohio.

"I am pleased to hear of the arrest of John W. Amis," Turcotte said in the GPD release. " Our detectives have shown exemplary investigatory skills and dedication to this case in the interest of the victim and her family. I also thank all the agencies involved here in Kentucky and Ohio."

GPD Detective Aaron Cowan, who led the investigation, thanked several Ohio and northern Kentucky law enforcement agencies in the GPD release and said "without the diligence, persistence and dedication of these agencies, Mr. Amis would still be at large."

– Look for more in Saturday's edition of the Daily Times.

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