Man claims grandfather shot at him over damaged property
A Whitfield County man was arrested Wednesday after reportedly shooting at his own grandson.
Deputies were dispatched to the call around 2 a.m. Wednesday. They spoke with the victim, Logan Stancill, who says he and two friends were dropping off a camper at his grandfather's house just before the sheriff was called.
He says James Stancill came out of the house and shot at him with a 12 gauge shotgun, missing him by a short distance.
Logan Stancill says he believes his grandfather was upset with him over some damaged property in another county. He says he tried to call his grandfather before dropping off the camper, and it is not unheard of for him to stop by at that time of day.
When deputies went to the house to talk to Stancill, he opened the door with a shotgun in hand. After verifying the men were deputies, he placed it inside and told them to "come in peace."
Stancill says his grandson was being loud and causing a disturbance. He confirmed he was upset with Logan over a damaged house they he owns in a different county. He says he told his grandson to get off his property and fired once towards the ground where Logan was standing.
Deputies found one spent shotgun shell at the home.
James Stancill was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.