Bobby L. Hammonds, 41 years old of McKee, and Terry Hammonds, 42, of McKee are scheduled to be back in court on Tuesday August 06th, 2019, for a scheduled pretrial conference. Last year a grand jury indictment implicated Bobby Hammonds and Terry Lee Hammonds in the deaths of Whitney Sparks Venable, 28, and Joey Ray Marcum, 35. Both were found dead in a burned car on Rock Lick Road on December 28th, 2017. Bobby Hammonds was arrested on the afternoon of Friday, April 27th, 2018 and has been lodged in the Jackson County Detention Center charged with two counts of “Murder”. Terry Hammonds eluded capture for a couple of weeks but was subsequently arrested on May 11th, 2018.
According to the complaint warrant (#E05510003138872) filed in the Circuit Court Clerk’s office on April 30th, 2018, KSP Detective Adam Hall states that Bobby Hammonds murdered Joey Marcum and Whitney Venable by shooting both of them with a 30-30 rifle.
The grand jury indictment against Bobby Hammonds alleges: 2 counts of murder (one for each victim), one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence (alleged attempts to destroy, mutilate, conceal, remove or alter a firearm which he knew was evidence and would be produced in an official proceeding, with the intent to impair its availability at trial), 2 counts of “abuse of a corpse” (one for each victim), and one count of arson, 1st degree for starting the fire meant to destroy or damage the vehicle occupied by the victims. The court also determined that Hammonds was a “danger to self or others” and a “flight risk”. He is currently being detained at the Jackson County Detention Center on a $1,000,000 cash bond.
In addition, Terry L. Hammonds, 41 years old of McKee, was also included in the indictment received by the court. The indictment charges Terry Lee Hammonds with two counts of “Conspiracy to Commit Murder” (one count for each victim when he allegedly aided, counseled, or attempted to aid Bobby Lynn Hammonds in committing the offense of Murder), Tampering with Physical Evidence (alleged attempts to destroy, mutilate, conceal, remove or alter a firearm which he knew was evidence and would be produced in an official proceeding with the intent to impair its availability at trial), two counts of “Abuse of a Corpse” and “Arson 1st degree”. Terry Hammonds is also being held on a $1,000,000 cash bond.
At their last court appearance Circuit Court Judge Oscar Gayle House scheduled the Pretrial Conference for August 06th, 2019 and allowed the bonds to remain unchanged.