Father Arrested for Beating Man Found in 14-Year-Old Daughter's Bedroom
Angry dad faces prison for trying to protect teenage daughter
A father has been arrested and charged with beating a grown man he found in his 14-year-old daughter's bedroom, according to authorities in Georgia.
41-year-old Ismael Casillas was charged with aggravated assault for severely beating 20-year-old Keywontrezes Humphries after discovering him in his family's home in Coweta County.
Casillas allegedly knocked out several of Humphries' teeth before choking him.
According to investigators with the sheriff's office, legal action would not have been perused if it had not been for the father allegedly firing his gun as the suspect fled his property, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.
Humphries reportedly jumped out of a bedroom window to escape before Casillas caught him in the front yard and beat him some more.
The angry father fired shots as the bloodied, and bruised 20-year-old fled.
According to Georgia law, homeowners are permitted to use force to defend themselves and their families from intruders, but only in the event of a threat.
Law enforcement says Casillas opened fire as Humphries was running away.
"There is a line that he can't cross, we can't cross when somebody is no longer a threat to you," said investigator Scott Kilgore.
"My advice would be let it go and contact us and let us handle it. Don't take it into your own hands."
Humphries was also arrested and charged with child molestation after being in a sexual relationship with the 14-year-old.
As the investigation continues, he could face additional charges.
Casillas' wife, Kristy Michelle Casillas, later launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover her husband's legal fees.
She wrote in the description that her daughter met Humphries online while playing Xbox, and he drove two hours to the family's home to visit her.
"She is not innocent either, but he was 20, and she was 14; she is not mature enough to understand what she did," the mother wrote.
"My husband did what anyone else would have done."
The mother explained Casillas did not know whether his daughter was being raped, or if she was being abducted.
"We had no idea who this man was or why he was in our home until he sped off down the drive way and we spoke to our daughter," Kristy Casillas argued.
"Then they arrest my husband for standing his ground and protecting his family."