Bond Denied for Hamble

Bond Denied for Hamble


Washington County Circuit Judge Larry Medlock denied bond for Joe Hamble who is in jail on two felony counts of murder in the August 20 shooting of two from Salem.

Medlock said setting a bond would not be appropriate at this time.

A bond hearing was scheduled on Tuesday when Hamble first appeared before Judge Medlock. At that time, Medlock appointed Mark Clark as Hamble’s defense attorney and entered a not-guilty plea.

Hamble was arrested by the Indiana State Police early Saturday evening and charged with Murder, Two Counts, both Felonies, for the deaths of Valerie E. Dicus, 37, and Joseph R. Hobson, 36.

Hamble, 29, 1023 Aspen Drive, Apartment 13, told officers Saturday he used a .32 caliber handgun to kill Hobson at 304 West Small Street.

He also told police the gun went off in a struggle with Hobson and accidentally shot Dicus — whom he was related to —  when he went to the home early Saturday morning because he believed they were dealing drugs there.