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Two women hit in Carter County drive-by shootings Tuesday night; one suspect in custody, one on the loose

October 29th, 2013 11:33 am by Becky Campbell

Two women hit in Carter County drive-by shootings Tuesday night; one suspect in custody, one on the loose

Michael and Tommy Brummitt



Carter County sheriff’s investigators arrested one man Monday night they say was involved in a drive-by shooting into multiple homes and are still looking for another person involved, Sheriff Chris Mathes said Tuesday.


Two women were shot in different homes during the gunfire that led to a manhunt on Brummitt Lane, Mathes said.


“We do know they hit five separate residences in a drive-by. They just missed two small children in on of the houses. One female was shot at one residence and another female was shot at another residence,” Mathes said. 


At least one of the homes was targeted, but Mathes said he wasn’t sure at this point if that’s where the victims were hit. 


“We think it’s domestic related,” he said.


Investigators were getting ready to execute a search warrant on the vehicle Tuesday around 11:30 a.m.


Officers arrested Michael Brummitt after he ran from the vehicle involved in the shootings, but they’re still looking for Tommy Brummitt, according to the sheriff.


A call to 911 late Monday reported the gunfire along Dry Creek Road. That’s where one of the women shot lives.


“ There was a 911 call that someone was shooting. We went out there and got behind the vehicle,” Mathes said. The car fled onto Brummitt Lane and when officers caught up to it, the occupants had ran.


Michael Brummitt was apprehended within a short time, but Tommy Brummitt remains on the run, Mathes said.


“We’ve recovered a lot of evidence,” including a shotgun, a pistol and a number of spend shell casings, he said.





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