Archive for Haywood Sheriffs Department

Haywood County Woman Dead After Tragic Shooting

 The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office says the mother, 72 year old Barbara Brennen got into a heated discussion with her son Thomas Brennen outside of their home on Grindstaff Cove on Wednesday morning. According to eye witnesses, Barbara pulled out a gun and shot her son Thomas in the arm in front of their house, as he sat bleeding Barbara went to the back of the house where neighbors say they heard another shot. After receiving the call at about 10:22 am deputies from the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office along with Maggie Valley and Waynesville police officers responded to the scene and found Thomas Brennen bleeding form a gunshot wound to the arm, and Barbara Brennen dead behind the home. Thomas Brennen was transported to Mission Hospital to be treated for his wounds. The investigation continues but no charges are expected to be filed.