Johnson City, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation presented its case to the Carter County grand jury last week which resulted in an Elizabethton man being indicted for assaulting a law enforcement officer in November 2012.
Keith Lynn Brummit, 31, was indicted on one count of aggravated assault, one count of resisting arrest and one count of evading arrest. On November 13, 2012, two Carter County Sheriff’s Department employees were attempting to serve warrants on Brummit in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store in Johnson City. Brummit fled on foot and one officer caught Brummit, then an altercation ensued. Brummitt was choking the officer and went for his service weapon. The officer took control of the weapon and fired one round striking Brummit in the shoulder area. He was treated at a local hospital. The officer was treated for minor injuries. Brummit was served with charges at the Carter County Jail where he was being held on unrelated charges.
The 1st Judicial District Attorney General requested TBI to investigate the incident. Brummit’s bond was set at $30,000.