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Martinsville police officer terminated after accusations he pointed gun at people

Incident happened at Greenwood event venue
Posted: 3:20 PM, Apr 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-30 23:06:11-04
Martinsville police officer terminated after accusations he pointed gun at people

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind.--   A Martinsville police officer has been terminated after accusations he pointed a gun at several people Saturday morning.

Brandt Summitt, who had been a full-time officer in Martinsville since 2016, is charged with Pointing a Loaded Firearm at Another Person, a level 6 felony.

On Saturday morning just after 1 am, Greenwood Police were dispatched to the event venue Barn at Bay Horse Inn for a report of an intoxicated man in the parking lot with a gun.

When Greenwood Police arrived on the scene, Summitt walked into a nearby wooded area and police used a K9 to try to find Summitt.

“Once the male rolled from his back to his stomach, he began to reach his hands toward the small of his back,” read the police report. “I continued to give loud verbal commands to the male to show me his hands and to not reach for anything. Eventually, the male placed his hands straight out over his head.”

While searching Summitt, they located pocket knives, firearms holsters, a Martinsville Police Department badge and ID card, and a Glock magazine.  

Under the bush where Summitt was located, officers found a fully loaded Glock 27 firearm with one round in the chamber.

Once arrested, Summitt blew a 0.238 on a portable breath test, which is three times the legal limit.

A witness said Summitt pulled out the handgun and told her to “back the f*** up” and then pointed the gun at his pregnant wife and another man standing in the parking lot.

Other witnesses told police Summitt was waving his gun around.

Summitt was arrested on preliminary charges of public intoxication, resisting law enforcement and pointing a loaded firearm at another person.

Martinsville Police Chief Matt Long said as of Monday evening Summitt had been terminated. 

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