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May 13, 2013 5:51 PM by Josh Breslow

Police: Hundreds Of Thousands In Items Believed Stolen Found During Shooting Investigation

State Police say a shooting investigation in Lincoln County led to the discovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars in items believed to be stolen.

Crews were called Thursday to a home on Simpson Road in Crab Orchard. That morning, Danny Brummett is accused of shooting his 18-year-old granddaughter, Monique Brummett in her leg, firing at his wife, then going to his son's house and turning the gun on himself.

During a search of the home of the suspect's son, David Brummett, troopers said they discovered more than 130 firearms. At the Lincoln County man's nearby business, they said they found other items, including six trailers filled with construction equipment and a Bobcat reported missing from Madison County Utilities in 2011.

"Plywood. Two-by-fours. Medal. It's a lot of stuff to go through right now," said Trooper Paul Blanton with Kentucky State Police. "It's possibly a criminal conspiracy. There may be more than one or two family members involved. Maybe some other members of the community. It's possible that he was fencing the stolen property from other thieves in the area."

A handful of the items have been confirmed stolen, according to investigators. They said some had serial numbers missing. One of the guns, officials said was even cut down, which is a federal offense.

David Brummett has been charged with receiving stolen property. State Police have said more charges against him are likely as their investigation continues.

Monique and Danny Brummett were flown to UK Hospital following Thursday's shooting. Monique Brummett was released later that day. Danny Brummett's family said he remained hospitalized but is expected to survive.


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