Couple With Kids Shoot Up Every Room Of East Brainerd House

Monday, April 7, 2014
Kassandra Scott
Kassandra Scott

In what police called a drug-induced shooting spree, officers said a couple shot up every room of their house.

There were children present, but at some point they were taken to the home of a neighbor.

Kassandra Scott, 25, and Jamin Swanson, 36, are charged with reckless endangerment, child endangerment and possession of a handgun while under the influence.

Police were called Saturday to 8831 E. Brainerd Road after a neighbor saw Swanson outside the frame house. He was holding a shotgun and firing several rounds into the ground.

Ms. Scott said she had fired the shots with the shotgun inside the house, saying she was trying to get rid of snakes and lizards inside.

The shotgun was found in the floor of the house.

The floor, furniture and children's toys were shot up. Numerous shotgun shells were found in every room of the house.

Police said both Swanson and Ms. Scott had slurred speech and dilated pupils and were having hallucinations.

A glass light bulb with drug residue inside was found. Swanson said he used it to smoke his meth. A plastic straw with residue was found inside Ms. Scott's purse.

Child Protective Services was called concerning the welfare of the children. 

Jamin Swanson
Jamin Swanson


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