- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Tennessee man was released on $125,000 bond after peppering a teen with shotgun pellets after he caught a group of pranksters toilet papering his neighbor’s lawn.

A Franklin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said suspect Dale Bryant Farris, 65, fired at least two shots, striking a 15-year-old boy in the right foot, inner left knee, right palm, right thigh and right side of his torso on Oct. 20, the Times Free Press reported.


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“He got peppered pretty good,” said Sgt. Chris Guess. “The problem is they were not on his [Farris‘] property and they were not doing anything to his property.”

Huntland School Principal Ken Bishop lives at the house that was TP-ed and at least some of the teens attend his school. He did not press any charges, the Free Press reported.


Farris faces charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, the report said.

“We want everybody to have a good time, but we want everybody to be safe,” Guess told the paper. If residents believe property is being vandalized “they need to get on the phone and call law enforcement.”