Oklahoma fugitive facing another charge by LSO Detective Loomis



Laurel County, KY - On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at approximately 9:44 AM Laurel Sheriff's Detective Charlie Loomis charged Robert Leroy Brummitt with a new charge.

Today's charge is based on an investigation conducted by Detective Loomis and Deputy Shannon Jones regarding an occupied residence that had allegedly been intentionally set afire on Sunday night June 26, 2016 at approximately 10:51 PM off Ky 552 near Lily.

Allegedly Brummitt had gotten into an argument earlier with the victim when the victim told Brummitt to leave the property. A witness stated that Brummitt had called and stated that he was going to set fire to the dwelling and break the windows out of the victim's truck. He also threatened to cut the victim's throat.

A neighbor to the victim apparently came outside when he observed the fire and observed Brummitt standing in the victim's yard and apparently asked if the victim's house was on fire and Brummitt allegedly told him not to worry about it and ran away.

Robert Leroy Brummitt was charged with arson – first-degree and remains lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

NOTE: Sgt. Larry Parrott along with Deputy Kyle Gray and Deputy Brandon Broughton arrested Robert Leroy Brummitt age 54 of Grace Loop, Lily along with 3 other individuals off Byble Road at Jonathan Court on Monday evening June 27, 2016 at approximately 6:27 PM. - Charging him with being a fugitive from Lincoln County, Oklahoma charged with failure to appear regarding a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. In addition, this subject was charged on a Madison County, Kentucky bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of alcohol intoxication and contempt of court. Additionally, this subject was charged on a Knox County bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on charges of possession of a controlled substance – second-degree; prescription controlled substances not in proper container – first offense; and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

Lily Volunteer Fire Department assisted the sheriff's office at the scene, along with KSP Arson Investigator Pat Alford.

Photo is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

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