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Recent Crime News
Thursday Aug 25 | via WAVE-TV Louisville
A man accused of killing his cousin and another person in Salem, Indiana, was denied bond on Thursday as a judge set a date for his trial. Joe P. Hambel, 29, is charged with murder in connection with the deaths of Valerie Dicus, his cousin, and Joseph Hobson on Saturday. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 23 | via WAVE-TV Louisville
Joe Hambel didn't speak much, but what he did speak was barely above a whisper as he told the Washington County Circuit Court on Tuesday that he wanted to hire his own lawyer. The Judge appointed a public defender, and Hamble entered a plea of not guilty for both counts of murder he's facing; for the shooting deaths of his first cousin -- Valerie Dicus, 37 -- and her long-time friend Joseph Hobson, 36, at their home on West Small Street just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 23 | via WDRB-TV Louisville
Authorities say the suspect in a double-murder that took place in Salem, Indiana, is related to one of the victims. Joseph Hambel told a 17-year-old on the night Valerie Dicus and Joseph Hobson were killed that he just took care of one of Washington County's biggest drug problems, according to a new police report. Comment?
Sunday Aug 21 | via WBIW-AM Bedford
Saturday at 5:50 p.m. police from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg arrested 29-year-old Joe P. Hambel,of 1023 Aspen Drive in Salem. He was charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of 37-year-old Valerie E. Dicus and 36-year-old Joseph R. Hobson. Comment?
Sunday Aug 21 | via The Tribune
State Police have charged a southern Indiana man with two counts of murder following the slayings of a man and woman in his hometown. Detectives arrested 29-year-old Joe P. Hambel of Salem shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday after 37-year-old Valerie E. Dicus and 36-year-old Joseph R. Hobson were found unresponsive in the home they shared about five hours earlier. Comment?
Saturday Aug 20 | via WDRB-TV Louisville
Police in Shively are asking for the public's help to identify a man wanted for robbing a man and stealing his truck. Police in Shively are asking for the public's help to identify a man wanted for robbing a man and stealing his truck. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 9 | via WHAS11
Salem, Ind. In Washington County, Indiana, the trial of the State of Indiana V. Eric Jones got underway Tuesday. Comment?
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