BATAVIA, Ohio (FOX19) - A Clermont County woman and her boyfriend, who are accused of killing the woman’s United States Air Force Recruiter husband, faced a judge Monday morning.
Angelina Hamrick, 32, and Michael Andrew Clark, 33, who is also a member of the Air Force, both face murder charges in the death of Jason Hamrick, 42.
The judge set bond at $1 million for each.
Jason Hamrick’s body was found late last month after a resident called 911 and reported a male was unresponsive in a ditch line on their property in the 2400 block of Swings Corner Point Isabel Road.
The couple, who live less than a mile away, has been going through a divorce since January 2018, Clermont County court records show. An emergency hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday, and a pre-trial hearing is set for Aug. 19.
Deputies with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office announced Angelina’s arrest over the weekend and said Clark, of Abilene, TX, also was arrested for allegedly helping her.
A police affidavit says Hamrick admitted Clark was her boyfriend and both told officers they had discussed killing Jason Hamrick. However, Angelina Hamrick says though she spoke with Clark multiple times about murdering her husband with Clark, she claims he misinterpreted her meaning.
Clark told officials Angelina Hamrick discussed how they would kill Jason Hamrick.
The affidavit says Angelina Hamrick contacted Clark telling him, “I did it,” on June 28.
Clark is charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.
He is employed by the U.S. Air Force in Abilene, according to the Clermont County Jail.
In news release, officials with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office thanked the U.S. Air Force and Union Township Police Department for assisting with the investigation, but more details were not immediately available.
The Dyess Air Force Base released a statement about Clark’s arrest:
“We are aware a member of Dyess AFB has been arrested for conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. This accusation is currently under investigation by Clermont Count Sherriff’s Office in Ohio. These are serious accusations, and not in the line with US Air Force or 7th Bomb Wing standards. These accusations are against our values and everything we stand for. Dyess Air Force Base professionals will work with the appropriate parties, as needed, to provide any applicable information and to ensure TSgt. Clark is afforded due process according to the justice system.”
7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs, Dyess AFB, Texas.
Both are held at the Clermont County Jail. Their next court dates are July 16.