Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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November 14, 2012

Hammer arraigned in Monroe County in Proffitt murder case

GLASGOW — A Tompkinsville man accused in a Monroe County murder case was arraigned Wednesday in Monroe Circuit Court.

Charles Hammer, 81, appeared before newly appointed Monroe Circuit Court Judge David Williams, standing between his attorneys, Chrystal Thompson and Greg Berry, with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. Also present was Hammer’s eldest daughter, Patrice Peterman, of Tennessee.

Hammer, who has been charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence, entered a not guilty plea to both charges.

He allegedly shot and killed Herbert “Sprocket” Proffitt, 82, a former Monroe County sheriff and former Tompkinsville police chief, in August.

When Williams asked Hammer if he understood the charges pending against him, Hammer did not hear the judge and Thompson had to repeat the question.

Two motions in the case were also heard on Wednesday.

Thompson asked that $500, which was in Hammer’s vehicle at the time of his arrest, be returned to him.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Jesse Stockton Jr. suggested that if Hammer had that much money then he could possibly pay for his defense costs.

Williams then made inquiries regarding Hammer’s financial status. Thompson explained Hammer had been declared indigent when the case was heard in Monroe District Court, which was before Hammer was indicted by a Monroe County grand jury and the case was bound over to circuit court.

Williams then denied the motion to return the $500.

“I don’t think he’s going to need the $500 in the next few days,” Williams said.

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

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