Domestic Dispute Ends in Shots Being Fired

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Sgt. Matt Ames
Public Information Officer

DATE: 2-21-23

Domestic Dispute Ends in Shots Being Fired

Dugger - On February 20, 2023, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Sullivan County Prosecutor Ann Mischler contacted the Indiana State Police Post Criminal Investigation Division requesting assistance with an alleged shooting that had occurred at 7681 East Laughlin Street in Dugger Indiana, for a domestic dispute between a husband and wife.  

Detectives arrived at the scene and found probable cause to believe the victim, Jessica Hambrick, age 31, of Dugger, Indiana, had been shot.  Allegedly there was a verbal/physical altercation between Hambrick and her husband, Frank E. Hambrick, Jr., age 35, also of Dugger, which resulted in a struggle over a weapon.  The struggle resulted in the weapon discharging with Jessica Hambrick being struck.  Immediately following the shooting, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department and Dugger Town Marshall responded to the residence and provided medical assistance, securing the scene.

Sullivan County emergency medical personnel attended to Jessica Hambrick, and she was immediately transported to an Indianapolis hospital via air ambulance for treatment of her injuries.  These injuries are non-life threatening.  

Through the course of the investigation, detectives received probable cause for the arrest of Frank E. Hambrick, Jr.  Hambrick was taken into custody and transported to the Sullivan County Jail without incident.  

The investigation is being conducted by Indiana State Police detectives, Angie Hahn, Don Curtis and Jason Schoffstal with the assistance of Lieutenant Jeff Hearon, CSI Sergeant Michael Organ, and CSI Sergeant Tim Rader of the Putnamville State Police Post.  

Assisting Agencies:  Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Dugger Town Marshall, Shelburn Town Marshall, Sullivan County Department of Child Services and Susie’s Place.

This is an active and ongoing Indiana State Police investigation.  There is no further information to release at this time.  Upon completion of their investigation, Indiana State Police detectives will submit a full report of the incident to the Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office for review.   

Arrested and Preliminary Charges:  Frank E. Hambrick Jr., 35, Dugger

  • Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, Felony 5
  • Neglect of Dependent, Felony 6 

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 




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