Father, Son Charged After Overnight Search For Possible Shooting Victim

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

BELL COUNTY (February 1, 2013)—A Central Texas man and his teenage son were arrested and charged Friday after an hours-long search for a possible shooting victim.

Richard Chrisner, 41, and his son Keegan, 19, were arrested early Friday morning after a search for the teenager who authorities believed had shot himself and then fled from a home at 17120 Leon-Moody Road.

The search started after two 911 calls.

Coryell County authorities received a report of a man with a gun at 7:29 p.m. and three minutes later Bell County received a call from the home on Leon-Moody Road reported that the teenager shot himself and fled, authorities said Friday.

Deputies spent several hours searching the area, with guns drawn, trying to find the teenager and A Department of Public Safety helicopter from Waco was enlisted to help in the search.

Bell County deputies found the teenager a little before midnight and discovered he had not been shot.

He was arrested at the scene, as was his father.

The teenager was charged with assault causing injury to a family member and evading arrest or detention.

The assault charge stems from an incident in which the teenager’s grandfather was struck, authorities said Friday.

His bonds total $5,000.

His father was charged with driving while intoxicated and was released from jail after posting a $1,500 bond.

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