Jeff Hamm

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest in a rape investigation on May 27.

According to a news release, Coffee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jeffrey Marlon Hamm, 52, of Troy on first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse charges.

Hamm – owner of M. Hamm Construction in Troy – was contracted by the victim to help bush hog a field as a Father’s Day gift to her husband, according to District Attorney Tom Anderson.

“He forced himself on her and she vigorously resisted but ultimately relented in fear,” Anderson said in a statement to The Sun. “As soon as the assault began to stop she ran through the woods and was found by her husband on the neighbor's property in a fetal position.”

The victim’s husband took her to Medical Center Enterprise and following a rape kit, Coffee County Sheriff’s Deputies made the arrest.

Hamm was released on a $60,000 bond for the rape charge and $15,000 for the sexual abuse charge at 2:15 p.m. on May 26.

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