COWETA COUNTY, Ga. -- A Coweta County father is under arrest for aggravated assault after what he did to a man he found in his 14-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
Investigators say they are sympathetic with the dad’s anger, which included knocking out some teeth, but say he crossed a legal line when firing shots as the man ran away down the street.
A lot of fathers might say they would do the same thing Ismael Casillas did when he found that man inside his daughter's bedroom. That is to beat the man bloody. But investigators say there is a limit, a line, that even a lenient Georgia law allows for homeowners defending their families.
Isabel Casillas and Keywontrezes Humphries
Casillas, 41, and Keywontrezes Humphries, 20, met early July 4 in the bedroom of Casillas’ 14-year-old daughter in their Coweta County home, according to investigators, who say in a rage, the dad severely beat and choked Humphries. He even chipped and knocked out some teeth. If it had stopped there, investigators say they might not have charged the dad.
But they say Casillas asked his wife for a gun, and after the 20-year-old jumped out of a window, the dad met him in the front yard and continued the beating, threatening his life and firing shots through the neighborhood as the young man ran away, officials said.
Investigators say that is where Casillas crossed the line, because Humphries was no longer a threat to him. Though investigators say they understand Casillas rage, Georgia law draws a line on continuing actions against an intruder once they are no longer a threat and, in this case, fleeing down the road.
Investigators also charged Humphries with child molestation. They say he was in a relationship with the 14-year-old girl and climbed through her bedroom window.
Investigators say Humphries is known as Man Man. Because of his age and the girl’s, they are pursuing a sex crime investigation and more charges are possible.