One man is in custody and deputies with the Carter County Sheriff’s Department are working to locate another after reports of a shooting in a Carter County neighborhood emerged Monday night.
Michael Brummit, 43, was arrested and charged with five counts of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm into a habitation, two counts of aggravated assault and evading arrest.
Tommy Brummitt, 42, remains at large and the same charges have been placed on him. Sheriff Chris Mathes said he and his deputies are considering Tommy Brummitt to be “armed and dangerous.” Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office or other local law enforcement.
In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Mathes said that five houses were struck by bullets that were fired in the area of Dry Creek Road, Brummitt Lane, and Scioto Road. Mathes added that he and his officers believe that one individual, initially, was the target of the shooting.
“We believe this was domestic-related, with the ex-girlfriend being the target of the shooting,” Mathes said.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
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Sheriff Chris Mathes has reported over an emergency channel that a suspect is in custody after reports of two gunmen near Brummitt Lane went out over emergency frequencies.
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Emergency frequencies are reporting that two gunmen have been sighted in the woods near Brummitt Lane in southwestern Carter County.
Sheriff’s deputies on the scene reported that as many as five shots were fired from the two gunmen before they sought refuge in the surrounding foliage.
Extreme caution is advised for anyone living near or traveling to the area near the intersection of Brummitt Lane and Dry Creek Road.
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