13-year-old boy shot multiple times in Franklin County; suspect arrested after standoff

jwarren@herald-leader.comAugust 19, 2014 

Authorities arrested a 55-year-old man in Franklin County early Tuesday morning after a 13-year-old boy was shot multiple times.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said Samuel Isaacs surrendered to officers about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday after a standoff under a railroad overpass for several hours.

Isaacs is charged with first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and resisting arrest, according to Melton.

The teen underwent successful surgery Monday night and "is going to survive," the sheriff said.

Deputies were called about a shooting at a mobile home park off Duckers Station Road about 6:30 p.m. Monday. They found that the teen had been shot multiple times, and that the shooter had run off.

Officers traced the assailant to a railroad overpass on Chenault Road, where he was found standing on the tracks with a gun pressed to his chest, Melton said.

Isaacs eventually surrendered after negotiations that went on for about four hours, the sheriff said.

"We were hoping all along that he would give up, so it ended about the best that we could have hoped for," Melton said.

An investigation is continuing. Melton said the shooting apparently stemmed from a dispute over the teen seeing Isaacs' granddaughter.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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