Man arrested for discharging firearm charged with assault, disturbing peace

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A man arrested Tuesday afternoon for discharging a firearm in the city limits has been charged with disturbing the public peace and aggravated assault domestic violence (1st or 2nd offense).

Brookhaven police served an arrest warrant on Sean Herrington of 129-A North Second St. around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Herrington, 49, surrendered without incident and was placed under arrest.

Officers then executed a search warrant to locate the weapon Herrington allegedly used 24 hours earlier at the home on the corner of North Second and East Court streets.

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“This is something we can’t allow in our city without doing something to stop it,” said BPD Chief Kenneth Collins.

“You see all these businesses around here, and residences,” Collins said. “You can’t do something like that — it’s just too dangerous.”