Cummings Faces Multiple Charges After Shooting Neighbors Home


Thursday, deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a home in Belle Center because a caller said that their neighbor had fired a gun at their home.

The caller advised that the suspect had left their home in a tan Honda CRV and was traveling south on State Route 117.

While en route to the scene deputies stopped the tan CRV matching the description of the caller.

The driver, later identified as Lucas Cummings, 35 of Belle Center, claimed he had left his identification at home and when a deputy told him that they knew who he was, he produced his ID.

Cummings began yelling and when asked why he shot the gun, claimed he did not know what the deputy was talking about.

Cummings then stepped out of the vehicle, putting his right hand behind his back as if he was reaching for something.

Deputies drew their weapons in defense and asked Cummings to show his hands, which he did, and he was ordered to the ground.

Cummings was then handcuffed, stood up, and searched when deputies saw him drop brass knuckles into his back pocket.

Deputies took the brass knuckles and found nothing else on Cummings.

He was transported to the Logan County Jail without further incident and changed with a Violation of a Protection Order, Possession of a Concealed Weapon, Criminal Mischief, and Aggravated Menacing.

Deputies learned from the neighbor that as they were leaving their home they saw Cummings outside.

Because of previous dealings, they then began to video record Cummings and saw him point a gun at their home and fire it.

The neighbor then returned home and called authorities and observed Cummings leave his residence.