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Three charged with attempted murder in Bell County back in court Monday

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Brandon McCarty, Christopher Cunningham, and Brandon Russell

Three men accused of shooting into a home on Winchester Avenue in Middlesboro in June of 2017 will be back in circuit court Monday March 4th for a pre-trial conference in front of Circuit Judge Robert Costanzo.


On Monday June 19, 2017 Middlesboro Police arrested 44 year old Brandon McCarty of Pineville at Pinnacle Homes after he, along with two other men, was accused of shooting into the residence with at least ten people inside at the time, including children.


Kellye Partin - BCDC

Also taken into custody at the time was 29 year old Kellye Partin of Morristown charged with interference with a police officer and hindering prosecution or apprehension for lying to them claiming Brandon McCarty was not in the residence when he actually was.





On Wednesday June 21, 2017 the two other men said to be involved in the incident were arrested - 38 year old Christopher Cunningham and 41 year old Russell Davenport both of Middlesboro.


All three men have been charged with attempted murder and (12) twelve counts of wanton endangerment.


Brandon McCarty was also served with two outstanding warrants for trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense - Methamphetamine and trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd offense - Methamphetamine. He will also have a pretrial conference on those charges Monday.


Davenport posted bond on July 14, 2017, but was re-arrested twice then making bond again and finally arrested a third time under current charges of failing to appear, trafficking in controlled substances 1st degree, 1st offense - Methamphetamine, and trafficking in controlled substances 3rd degree, 1st offense - 20 dosage units - drug unspecified. These charges will be heard in court Monday.

He is currently being held without bond since November 21, 2017.


Brandon McCarty was transferred from the Bell County Detention Center in June of 2018 to the Leslie County Detention Center to face a charge of trafficking in controlled substance - Methamphetamine, but without bond due to the Bell County charges.


Christopher Cunningham is being held in the Bell County Detention Center a total cash bond of $105,473.00. He is also charged with three counts of trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense - Methamphetamine and a pay or stay warrant for shoplifting. The trafficking charges will be heard Monday as well.




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