Investigation into Crab Orchard shooting turns up thousands in stolen property

CRAB ORCHARD — An investigation into a Lincoln County man who shot his granddaughter in the leg Thursday morning has led to the arrest of the man's son for possession of more than $10,000 worth of stolen property.

David Brummett, 45, has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, after Kentucky State Police found construction equipment — including a Bobcat and six trailers — and more than 130 firearms at his house on Simpson Road in the Crab Orchard area, KSP spokesman Trooper Paul Blanton said.

The investigating officer, Det. Rodney Wren, is in the process of looking up each gun's serial number to verify if it has been reported stolen, Blanton said. So far, at least one gun has been reported stolen.

Investigators have also found one gun with its serial number removed, and one gun that had been cut down.

Blanton said the property and guns were located during execution of a search warrant at David Brummett's adjacent home and business properties. The guns were found in the home; the construction equipment was found at the business, which is a wrecker service.

Police were searching the properties after a shooting incident involving David Brummett's father, Danny Brummett, that played out early Thursday morning.

Danny Brummett, 66, allegedly shot his granddaughter, 18-year-old Monique Brummett, in the leg and shot at his wife, Kay Brummett around 6 a.m. at the Simpson Road trailer where Monique and Kay Brummett were living.

Authorities said after the shooting, Danny Brummett traveled about half a mile down Simpson Road to David Brummett's house. Danny Brummett then shot himself in the head, according to investigators.

Danny Brummett and Monique Brummett were airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center for treatment. Monique Brummett was treated and released later the same day; Danny Brummett has remained in the hospital for treatment.

Blanton said Danny Brummett will face charges for shooting his granddaughter, and may face additional charges for shooting at his wife. What those charges are will be up to the Commonwealth's Attorney, he added.

Blanton said Det. Wren has not yet determined whether Danny Brummett will face any charges involving the stolen property found at David Brummett's home.

Court records show Danny Brummett recently entered an "Alford" guilty plea to two counts of receiving stolen property. Those charges were brought against him in 2012.

Danny and Monique Brummett were scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning for a hearing regarding an emergency protective order Monique had taken out against Danny.

Monique, Danny and Kay Brummett had all lived in their Simpson Road trailer together until the EPO forced Danny to move out.

Blanton said Det. Wren is still investigating what motivated Danny Brummett to shoot Thursday morning.
Police did not know how much longer Danny Brummett would have to remain in the hospital, but he is expected to recover from his injuries.

Blanton said more charges are expected against David Brummett for the stolen property.

As of Friday night, David Brummett was being held without bond in the Lincoln County Regional Jail.