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5 dead, police searching for suspect

Police were conducting a “massive” search for a suspect Saturday evening after five people were found dead in Sumner County, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The TBI confirmed that four homicide victims were found at a home on Charles Brown Road and one other at a home on Luby Brown Road, and there was reason to believe the two scenes were related. 

The TBI named Michael Cummins, 25, as a person of interest in the killings. He is considered armed and dangerous, and may be in the woods near the crime scene. Anyone who sees him should call 911.

Cummins was described as 5-foot-7, 180 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

At a news conference Saturday night, TBI spokesman Josh DeVine said he could not provide any information about the victims, but urged residents in the area to be on alert.

Dozens of law enforcement officers were involved in the search for Cummins on Saturday night, DeVine said. Beyond the TBI, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Sumner County authorities were participating in the search. 

DeVine emphasized the rural, wooded area surrounding the crime scene could make the search difficult. “There would potentially plenty of places for (Cummins) to … hide for the night,” he said.

Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford previously said “several bodies” were discovered at the scene on Charles Brown Road, in between Westmoreland and Oak Grove.

An earlier post from the Westmoreland Police Department on Facebook warned residents to be on the lookout for a white male suspect, possibly driving a black Kia.

The scene was in a rural area of northwest Sumner County, just miles from the Kentucky state line. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available.

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