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Elizabethton man indicted for assaulting Carter County deputy

Staff Reports • Mar 19, 2013 at 3:47 PM

An Elizabethton man charged with choking a Carter County sheriff’s deputy in November was indicted last week by a Carter County grand jury for assaulting a law enforcement officer after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation presented its case, according to a TBI news release.

According to the release, Keith Lynn Brummit, 31, was indicted on one count of aggravated assault, one count of resisting arrest and one count of evading arrest following a Nov. 13 incident where two Carter County Sheriff’s Department employees were attempting to serve warrants on Brummit in the parking lot of a Dollar General Store in Johnson City.

During the incident, Brummit allegedly fled on foot and when one officer caught up with him, Brummit started choking the officer and attempted to grab the officer’s gun. The officer got his weapon and fired one round into Brummit’s shoulder area.

Brummitt was treated at a local hospital for his injuries and the deputy received treatment for minor injuries.

According to the release, Brummit was served with the charges at the Carter County Jail, where he was being held on unrelated charges.

Brummit was being held on $30,000 bond.

The 1st Judicial district’s attorney general requested the TBI investigate the incident.

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