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Thursday, January 31, 2008

[IN] Deputy Lambert's dv attack and standoff WILL bring jail time

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[IN] Deputy Lambert "resigns" in midst of 3 felony dv charges ...he's charged with threatening to kill his girlfriend so she would have sex with him - telling her she deserved to die, restraining her, forcing her to touch him, and choking her - leaving red marks around her neck... Lambert is charged with felony sexual battery, felony criminal confinement, felony intimidation, domestic battery, and criminal recklessness...

Judge considering ex-Clay deputy's new plea deal
Terre Haute Tribune Star, IN
January 29, 2008
A new plea agreement was submitted Monday in the case of a former Clay County deputy who caused a 16-hour armed standoff with police at his home after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend in September 2006. Jonathan T. Lambert, 35, appeared before Judge Joseph Trout in Clay Circuit Court. Judge Trout will consider the agreement and either reject or accept it Feb. 22. Lambert has agreed to plead guilty to criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement and intimidation, all class-D felonies, and domestic battery as a class-A misdemeanor. The plea recommends Lambert be incarcerated for a year and a half on the criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement charges, and one year on the other charges, to be served at the same time. The proposal also recommends Lambert pay nearly $5,000 in restitution for costs incurred by police during the standoff. A different plea agreement was submitted in November, but the judge rejected it as "too lenient"... Lambert refused to surrender Sept. 22, 2006 after police tried to serve an arrest warrant that was issued in connection with the alleged crimes that reportedly began the night before. Some 60 police officers, including a SWAT team, Indianapolis police, conservation officers and deputies from Putnam, Vigo and Clay counties were involved. Authorities closed roads in the area and school buses were rerouted to avoid the area around Lambert's home. Lambert fired two shots during the incident, both into the ground.

Excerpts from some of the 2006 news articles:

Sep 26, 2006
...The charges stem from an incident where Lambert is charged with threatening to kill his girlfriend so she would have sex with him. Lambert also is accused of forcing her to touch him and allegedly choking her, leaving red marks around her neck. Authorities have yet to disclose the contents of the arrest warrant that had been issued for Lambert before the standoff... and all court documents connected to the case have been sealed... Police set up a perimeter around Lambert's home and called the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team after he refused to exit the residence... About 60 law enforcement officers, including two SWAT teams, responded... Roadways were blocked... Indianapolis police officers, state conservation officers and deputies from Putnam, Vigo and Clay counties provided assistance... Three or four bus routes for Clay Community Schools were rerouted... Officers set up powerful lights to illuminate the home... Lambert came out of his home at about 2:15 p.m. carrying a long gun. He fired a round into the ground and then went back inside, state police said. About 20 minutes later, he came out again and fired a round from a handgun...

Sep 27, 2006
...Court documents allege the following: Lambert restrained her, during which time she slapped him and spit in his face. Lambert contacted Brazil police and requested “an officer come and arrest her for assaulting an officer.” Lambert invited her to his home on Thursday evening, to “at least give him a hug”... he refused to allow her to leave, forced her to the ground and made sexual contact with her against her will... started to choke her and “told her he was going to kill her… and that she deserved to die.” The alleged victim made it outside and, at Lambert’s instructions, called her estranged husband. Lambert took her phone and car keys and eventually drove her car toward her, missing her...

Nov 6, 2006
...The charges filed stem from Lambert's alleged attempt to confine his girlfriend without her consent inside his home on Friday. He allegedly used the threat of killing his girlfriend to get her to engage in sexual conduct against her will, as well as choked her and attempted to run over her with a vehicle... Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton says he understands citizen`s feelings about Lambert`s continued paychecks. He says he is following strict procedures to avoid lawsuits down the line. He says there would be larger consequences if he suspended Lambert`s pay... "The dynamics of the whole thing could have been disastrous," said Putnam Sheriff Mark Frisbie, who responded to the scene... "Not only were they dealing with a police officer, but they were dealing with someone who is tactically trained"... Since Lambert could better anticipate what actions police were likely to take during the standoff, it made the situation more dangerous, Frisbie said.

2 comments:

  1. Judge rejects plea agreement in case of former Clay deputy
    The Tribune-Star
    By Deb Kelly
    November 27, 2007 11:24 pm

    BRAZIL — A judge rejected a proposed plea agreement Tuesday in the case of a former Clay County deputy whose actions more than a year ago led to a standoff with dozens of police officers.

    Jonathan T. Lambert, 35, appeared before Judge Joseph Trout in Clay Circuit Court with Lambert’s attorney, Joseph Etling. Special Prosecuting Attorney Nina Alexander appeared for the state.

    The plea agreement, as submitted, was “too lenient,” according to Judge Trout.

    The judge directed the parties to renegotiate if they are interested in doing so. The case was set for further proceedings at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

    Lambert, who had been a Clay County deputy sheriff since 1999, was charged in September 2006 with criminal confinement, sexual battery, and intimidation, all class-D felonies. Authorities also charged Lambert with domestic battery as a class-A misdemeanor, as well as intimidation, a class-C felony, and criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement, both class-D felonies.

    Lambert refused to surrender Sept. 22, 2006 after police tried to serve an arrest warrant that was issued in connection with the alleged crimes that reportedly began the night before. Some 60 police officers, including a SWAT team, Indianapolis police, conservation officers and deputies from Putnam, Vigo and Clay counties were involved. Authorities closed roads in the area and school buses were rerouted to avoid the area around Lambert’s home. Lambert fired two shots during the incident, both into the ground.

    Deb Kelly can be reached at (812) 231-4254 or deb.mckee@tribstar.com.

    http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_story_331232440.html

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  2. AnonymousJuly 31, 2012

    what a piece of trash

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