Waco man sentenced after summer pasture party shooting
On February 3, a federal judge in Waco sentenced 32-year-old Brayshon Negale Cummings to the statutory maximum of 10 years in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Cummings was arrested by a joint task force in Waco on a Falls County arrest warrant on May 4, 2020. Cummings had opened fire at a party in a Marlin pasture the weekend prior and had been identified to McLennan County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Apprehension and Special Task (FAST) only hours prior to being caught.
At the time of his arrest, Cummings was in possession of a Century Arms AK-47, according to members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, who were on site with the McLennan County Sheriff Department and Waco Police Department.
Along with his prison sentence,
On May 4, 2020, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Waco Police officers and McLennan County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cummings in Waco on a Falls County arrest warrant for an aggravated assault stemming from a shooting incident the day before. At the time of his arrest, Cummings was in possession of a Century Arms AK-47 pistol and was therefore charged.
His criminal history reveals prior felony convictions for aggravated assault, unlawfully carrying a firearm, assault-bodily injury and evading arrest/detention, according to a press release. Cummings pleaded guilty to the felon-in-possession charge on September 15, 2020.
U.S. District Judge Alan Albright ordered Cummings to pay a $500 fine in addition to his prison sentence. The convict will also be required to serve three years of supervised release following his release date.
The U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Waco Police Department and McLennan County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case, though the warrant that got the arrest was from Falls County.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Frazier prosecuted this case on behalf of the government in connection to “Operation Undaunted.”
“Taking violent actors off the streets is a priority,” stated U.S. Attorney Sofer in the release. “We simply cannot, and will not, stand idly by and watch as violent criminals take over the streets of our communities and harm innocent victims.”
Operation Undaunted represents ‘federal, state and local law enforcement’s commitment to combat violence and restore peace to central and west Texas communities.’
The unidentified victim in Cummings’ Falls County incident survived, though he was shot six times after getting into an argument with the felon.