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SWAT team, Camden County deputies arrest man who allegedly threatened to shoot law enforcement

Nathan Hammond
Camden County Sheriff's Office
Nathan Hammond


A Climax Springs man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon at his home by multiple law enforcement agencies, including a Missouri State Highway Patrol SWAT team, according to a press release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office.

Nathan Hammond, 40, had a warrant for failure-to-appear in a court case from March 2023, where he’s charged with unlawful use of a weapon, first-degree harassment, four counts of fourth-degree assault and three counts of third-degree property damage. He is being held at the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and his bond was surrendered.

According to the release, Hammond allegedly made comments to friends claiming he would shoot and kill any law enforcement officer attempting to arrest him, and was seen carrying weapons and wearing body armor.

He was arrested at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, the release sates. Law enforcement executed a search warrant at Hammond’s residence and allegedly found two guns, ammunition, a bulletproof vest and methamphetamines, the release states.

In another case, Hammond was sentenced to five years of probation with a two-year suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to first-degree property damage in 2022, according to court records. A bond appearance hearing is set for 9 a.m. Thursday and a probation violation hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 20.

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