He had made a court appearance Wednesday in the felony case; he has another hearing set for Nov. 6.
The girl’s mother said that he has two shotguns, a 9 mm handgun and a muzzleloader. He has an unspecified job in Yorkville, she told authorities.
“My worst fear is that if he bails out, he will think he has noting left to lose and come to kill me or my daughter,” she told authorities. “I also fear that he knows how to get away with things since he is a former deputy.”
Ambler, a former Earlville police officer, is white, 6-foot, 200 to 230 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He started his career as a LaSalle County deputy July 24, 2000, according to the sheriff’s office, and he resigned June 15, 2015.
Anyone who sees Ambler, or who has any information, is advised not to approach him, but to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 815-284-5217, Mendota police at 815-539-9331, or the anonymous reward tip line, Lee-Ogle Crime Stoppers, at 888-228-4411.