Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect new information obtained from a press release.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Deputies are investigating after a man’s stepson allegedly held him at gunpoint and stole his car in Carter County.
According to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), deputies responded to a home on Weaver Hill Road in Johnson City after a caller reported to 911 that a family member threatened them with a firearm and took their vehicle without permission.
Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the 911 caller who stated he was working outside his home when his stepson reportedly came outside and began loading items into the caller’s vehicle.
“The caller said his stepson had previously damaged the vehicle so he had hidden the keys to keep him from taking the car again. The man told deputies he told his step-son that he could not take the car and his step-son became irate,” the CCSO stated in a press release.
The stepson then allegedly retrieved a rifle, fired a shot from it and threatened to kill the man, resulting in the man eventually giving his stepson the keys to the vehicle, according to the release.
The man told CCSO deputies his stepson then held him at gunpoint and forced him to go inside the home before allegedly fleeing the residence, taking the rifle and his vehicle, the CCSO stated.
The investigation remains under investigation by the CCSO and charges are pending.