Terry Hammonds, the suspect wanted in the December double homicide of Joey Marcum, 35, and Whitney Venable, 28, in McKee, KY, has been taken in custody.

Hammonds, a suspect in the grisly double murder is now in custody in Jackson County, say Kentucky State Police.


Hammonds’ brother Bobby is also currently in custody.

Earlier this month, police say Terry Hammonds was involved in a shootout with police. He was able to elude capture until Friday. On May 1, Kentucky State Police received a tip that Hammonds, wanted in connection to a double murder that happened in December, was seen driving an ATV on Happy Top Road in Jackson County Friday.

Via KSP news release:

Troopers responded to the area in search of Hammonds and found someone matching his description driving an ATV at approximately 1:45 pm. The initial investigation alleges that when Troopers stopped to confront the suspect, he pulled out a gun and shot at them, at which time they returned fire. The shooter ran into the woods, and was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt and camo pants. A thorough search of the area was conducted throughout the afternoon and evening, however the suspect was not located. No Troopers were injured during the shooting, and it is unknown if the suspect sustained any injuries.

Back on December 28, 2017, Jackson County Dispatch received a call of a vehicle fire on Rock Lick Road. When first responders arrived at the scene, they located two deceased individuals, later identified as Joey Marcum and Whitney Venable.

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