Posted: 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
By Rick Couri
The boys were TPing the home of their principal when the man’s 68 year old neighbor opened fire with a 20 gauge shotgun.
Cops say Dale Farris fired at least twice, hitting the boy in the foot, knee, palm, thigh, and trunk.
"He got peppered pretty good," a sheriff’s deputy said of the 15 year old who was hit.
The boy will be fine and Farris is looking at aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Farris was arrested but is home after posting $125,000 bond.
"The problem is they were not on his property and they were not doing anything to his property," deputies said.
An investigation found the teenagers didn’t know each other "It was just a random thing," cops said.
Farris found out about the activity next door when his wife told him she has seen boys running across a field.
When officers arrived Farris was sitting on his porch and the boy was in a truck.
The teenager refused initially treatment saying his family would take care of him.
The principal who owns the house that was targeted is not pressing charges against the boys.