BURKE -- A Gregory man was arrested on June 1 for allegedly causing harm to multiple family members.
Eugene Brumbaugh, 54, faces one count of aggravated assault.
According to court documents, as Brumbaugh left the Gregory County Sheriff's office, he stated, “Well, there is probably going to be a domestic between me and (a family member) in a few minutes.” Dispatch received a call from Brumbaugh’s residence 12 minutes later.
When an officer arrived, a family member allegedly ran out of the residence with blood on their face and claimed a different family member was injured inside.
Brumbaugh was stopped at the Burke City Park, where officers removed a multi-tool and pliers from his belt. According to court documents, he was put in the backseat of a patrol car, while another officer assisted two juvenile male children located in Brumbaugh’s vehicle.
Brumbaugh claimed a family member hit him in the back of the head while he was working on a car. He shoved and hit that family member in the face, prompting the other victim to jump in between when Brumbaugh, “put (that family member) into the car.” Brumbaugh claims the family member with blood on their face fell.
On the way to the Winner jail, Brumbaugh allegedly continued to change the story after the questioning concluded. One family member claimed it was hit in the head by Brumbaugh. The other person did not remember if it was hit by Brumbaugh.
Aggravated assault is a Class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. Brumbaugh also faces a Class 1 misdemeanor.