Sheriff: Wife arrested in connection with death of man found in Clermont County ditch

A second person was also arrested

Detectives arrest wife, 1 other in murder of man found in Clermont County ditch

TATE TWP., Ohio (FOX19) - The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested two people in connection with the death of a man who was found in a Clermont County ditch June 28. One of them is his wife.

Sheriff Robert S. Leahy says Angelina Hamrick, 32, the wife of Jason Hamrick, was taken into custody at 11:40 a.m. Saturday. She is charged with one count of aggravated murder.

A neighbor who wants to remain anonymous said she watched deputies take away Hamrick in handcuffs Saturday morning. She said she is relieved there was an arrest.

“It’s a little more comforting to know that somebody has been arrested," the neighbor said. “We’ll just have to go from there and see what happens.”

Jason Hamrick, 42, of Tate Township, was found Wednesday after deputies responded to a 911 call from a resident in the 2400 block of Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road reporting a male was unresponsive in the ditch line on their property.

Michael Andrew Clark, 33, of Abilene, Texas, was also arrested for his involvement. He is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.

The neighbor said she didn’t know the Clarks well, but said she saw Clermont County deputies in and out of the property several times in the last few months.

“I actually thought a deputy might live there because they were in and out so much and it didn’t seem wrong because that’s what I thought now it’s like wow,” she said.

The same neighbor tells FOX19 NOW the couple has children and she’s just thinking about them and their well-being.

Both Clark and Hamrick are being held at the Clermont County jail without bond. They will be arraigned Monday.

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office at 513-732-7510 or 513-732-7545.

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