James Hammes in his driver’s license photo in 2008, left, and in a photo made available by the Butler County Jail in Virginia after Hammes’ arrest in May 2015.
James Hammes in his driver’s license photo in 2008, left, and in a photo made available by the Butler County Jail in Virginia after Hammes’ arrest in May 2015. Lexington
James Hammes in his driver’s license photo in 2008, left, and in a photo made available by the Butler County Jail in Virginia after Hammes’ arrest in May 2015. Lexington

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