Manhunt for Armed and Dangerous Suspect Lowell Ambler, Former Sheriff’s Deputy Near Plainfield

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Lowell “Max” Ambler, 46, a former LaSalle County sheriff’s deputy, was spotted Tuesday October 3, 2017 in rural Earlville in LaSalle County, where he is believed to have been seen running from a hunting blind. Ambler is considered armed and dangerous, carrying a .45 caliber, semi-automatic handgun.

Ambler, of Mendota in LaSalle County, is wanted on a bail bond violation in connection to two previous charges of home invasion and aggravated battery in Lee County.

The manhunt also caused a soft lockdown at Plainfield North High School at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 after a stolen vehicle was found near Plainfield. He was not believed to be in the Plainfield area Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was believed to have stolen a semi-trailer truck out of LaSalle County and arrived in the Plainfield area.

Earlville is about 46 miles west of Plainfield, Illinois; and about 13 miles east of Mendota. The suspect carjacked a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe with license plate S785884, and the offender immediately fled the area in an unknown direction. The SUV was found abandoned in Earlville Wednesday.




 NWS FORECAST 10:40 PM  

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 58. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers after 1pm. High near 69. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Columbus Day: A slight chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

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