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UPDATE: Christmas Day Shooting Suspect Charged with Malicious Wounding

By: WSAZ News Staff; Andrew Colegrove Email
By: WSAZ News Staff; Andrew Colegrove Email

UPDATE 1/4/2012 @ 4:30 p.m.
LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The man accused of shooting another man on Christmas day in Logan County is now in jail.

Mack Brumfield turned himself in about 4:15 p.m. Friday to the Logan County Sheriff's Department.

Brumfield is accused of shooting Kenny Tomblin five to six times in Henlawson on December 25.

Brumfield has now been charged with malicious wounding and domestic battery. He's being booked at the Southwestern Regional Jail with a bond of $50,000.

Tomblin remains in intensive care.

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UPDATE 12/27/12 @ 5 p.m.
LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A family feud on Christmas day ended in gunfire, and now the girlfriend of the suspect and stepdaughter of the shooting victim is telling her side of the story.

"I wish I could just wake up and all this would be a nightmare," Sunshine Vance said. "I didn't want this to happen. I just wanted to leave so we both could calm down."

Vance says on Christmas, she and her boyfriend Mack Brumfield got into an argument that turned physical, and she says she gave the first blow.

"It was just a little argument, and me and him started choking each other,” Vance said, “and I did hit him first."

Vance called relatives to pick her up. Her aunt and stepfather came to the couple’s home in Henslawson. She says her stepfather, Kenny Tomblin, was furious when he arrived.

"I was begging him not to come in, but he wouldn't listen,” she said. “He just walked right past me."

Vance says her stepfather didn't say anything, walked up to Brumfield, and started punching him.
That's when Brumfield pulled out the gun.

"I saw (Tomblin) hitting him, then I heard gunshots," Vance said.

Deputies say Tomblin was shot 5 to 6 times. Vance says she ran toward a neighbor’s house with her 1-year-old son after she heard the first shot.

Brumfield disappeared. Investigators are still hunting him.

"I'd like him to turn himself in so they don't hurt him, because if he has that gun, they're going to kill him," Vance said.

Christmas night, she visited her stepfather in the hospital.

"He could open his eyes and move his head," she said. "I told him I loved him and I was sorry."

Tomblin has been Vance’s stepfather since she was about six months old, she said.

Vance says she's tried to get in touch with Brumfield since the shooting but hasn't been able to reach him.



UPDATE 12/26/12 @ 5 p.m.
LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One family’s hope for a happy holiday has switched to prayers their loved one will survive.

A man accused of shooting his girlfriend's stepfather on Christmas is still on the loose Wednesday evening, and the stepfather remains in critical condition.

Logan County Sheriff’s deputies say it began when Mack Brumfield and his girlfriend Sunshine Vance got into a fight at their home along Sun Catcher Street in Henlawson.

Vance’s aunt Darlie Gearhart says it started over something unbelievable.

Gearhart says the couple couldn't decide where they were going for Christmas. Vance wanted to go be with her family, and Brumfield wanted to be with his. From there, the argument escalated until he started to become physically abusive with her.

"It's just not what Christmas is supposed to be,” Gearhart says. “It's very heartbreaking."

"It's pretty awful for this to happen,” Vance’s father James Marcum said. “We were supposed to spend Christmas together."

Deputies say Sunshine called her aunt and stepfather, Kenny Tomblin, to get her out of there. When they showed up and Tomblin tried to intervene, deputies say Brumfield turned his violence toward Tomblin and shot him five to six times.

Witnesses told deputies they saw Brumfield then run off into the woods.

Tomblin was flown to a hospital in Charleston.

"I hope (Tomblin) is OK,” Marcum said. “I hate for something to happen to him. It takes a hell of a man to step in and try to help my daughter to keep her from getting hurt."

Family says Tomblin underwent surgery Wednesday but remains in critical condition.

If you know anything about where Brumfield might be, you're asked to call Logan County 911.

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UPDATE12/26/12 @ 12 p.m.
LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Logan County Sheriff's Office has released more information on the Christmas day shooting that has the victim in critical condition at a Charleston hospital.

The shooting happened at a house on Sun Catcher Street in Henslawson about 3:20 Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators say the suspect in the shooting is 18-year-old Mack Brumfield. Deputes say Brumfield should be considered armed and dangerous. They say Brumfield has the letters “MACK” tattooed on his right forearm and that they now believe he fled the shooting scene on foot. Deputies originally had information that he left the house on a red four-wheeler.

Investigators say the victim is the stepfather of Brumfield’s girlfriend. The sheriff’s office is not releasing his name at this time, but says he was shot five to six times in the torso. He was taken to CAMC General in Charleston where he is listed in critical condition.

Deputies say the shooting was a result of a physical altercation between the victim and Brumfield. They say the incident actually began earlier in the day when Brumfield and his girlfriend got into a physical argument. That is when his girlfriend called her aunt to come over and her stepfather also showed up.

If you have any information on where Brumfield may be you are asked to call the Logan 911 Center immediately.

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ORIGINAL STORY 12/25/12 @ 4:23 p.m.
LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Logan County Sheriff's Office says a person of interest wanted in connection with a Christmas Day shooting should be considered armed and dangerous.

Deputies are looking for 18-year-old Mack Brumfield.

Investigators were called to the Henslawson area Tuesday afternoon after a man was shot multiple times.

The victim is in critical condition, the person's name has not been released.

Deputies say Brumfield was last seen on a red four-wheeler going down the railroad tracks towards the Peach Creek area.

They say Brumfield has the letters “MAC” tattooed on his right forearm.

If you have any information on where he may be you are asked to call Logan 911 Center immediately.


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