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Former Lasalle County Sheriff’s Deputy Lowell Maxwell Ambler “Peacefully Taken Into Custody” at House in Earlville Thursday AM

Thu October 05 2017 12:19 pm
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Fugitive and former La Salle County deputy Lowell “Max” Ambler was peacefully taken into custody Thursday morning October 5, 2017 and transported to Lee County Jail, following a four-day manhunt, and after police contacted Ambler at a house shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Ambler had hijacked a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe in Plainfield Wednesday morning and returned to Earlville.

Police surrounded a house at 316 North Second Street in Earlville, and Ambler surrendered to police as he exited the house sometime after 9:30 a.m., and after he communicated with his father — a former state trooper and Earlville police chief — during a negotiations period.

Ambler was charged September 15, 2017 with home invasion and aggravated kidnapping, following an incident in late August 2017 in Compton — allegedly holding a Lee County teenager against her will by duct-taping her hands and head. Ambler was released on bond days later, but violated bond conditions when he drove to Plainfield, where his victim was staying with family.

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