Bell County, tx — A Central Texas teenager is in jail, as a result of a domestic dispute that eventually led multiple law enforcement agencies on a nearly five hour manhunt.
According to Lieutenant Donnie Adams of the Bell County Sheriff's Office, the Coryell County Sheriff's Department contacted Bell County authorities about a man with a gun at 17120 Moody Leon Road, near Moody, in the northwest corner of Bell County. The call came in at 7:29 p.m.
Adams says another call came in to the Bell County Sheriff's Department at 7:32 p.m. of an emergency. The caller reported shots being fired at the same Moody Leon Road address.
When deputies arrived, Adams says they received a report that the alleged victim had shot himself and then fled the scene. Bell County deputies, along with Coryell County deputies, DPS Criminal Investigations Division, and a game warden then set up a perimeter and started searching the premises. There were about four or five houses of family members living nearby, so authorities searched for the alleged victim there, but did not locate him.
Around midnight, the alleged victim, who has been identified as Keegan Michael Chrisner, 19, was located at the original location on Moody Leon Road, inside the home. Chrisner had not been shot, nor had anyone else. However, investigation did show that he was involved in a family violence type situation.
"There was no evidence that anybody had been shot," said Adams. Authorities are not sure if there were random shots fired, an accidental discharge, or what happened.
Chrisner is charged with Assault Causes Bodily Injury to a Family Member, Evading Arrest, and another unknown charge. The District Attorney's office is still reviewing the case. Chrisner's bonds total to $5,000.
Officials believe Chrisner assaulted his grandfather, Richard F. Chrisner, in the disturbance, Adams says.
Chrisner's father, Richard Chrisner, was also arrested during the search for Keegan on a driving while intoxicated charge. Richard allegedly pulled up to the scene, driving unsafely and was stopped. Authorities determined he was intoxicated, and he was booked into jail on a $1,500 bond.