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Sheriff’s daughter faces attempted-murder charge

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Zemer Hammond says he sought treatment for his daughter following attempted shooting

By John Whitlock

The daughter of Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond has been arrested after she allegedly attempted to shoot her father.
Heather Hammond, 37, was arrested Thursday by Kentucky State Police Post 5 Trooper Dave Roberts.
According to a press release, preliminary investigation shows Heather Hammond allegedly pointed a loaded weapon at her father while at his home in Corinth.
When she attempted to shoot, the weapon jammed and would not fire.


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