Franklin Co. deputies arrest Connell man suspected of assault

Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies arrest a Connell man suspected of shooting another man in his foot.

Deputies say Friday night around 10:30 PM, they received a call of a residential burglary in progress near Ridge Road and Scootney Road.

The caller, 61 year-old Tino Mata said he caught a man burglarizing his home and shot the intruder.

When Franklin County Deputies arrived, they found a 20 year-old man who had sustained a gunshot wound to his foot.

During the investigation, deputies discovered that Mata was an ex-boyfriend of a female roommate in the home, and was enraged by the 20 year-old man coming to visit her.

Deputies determined the victim did not burglarize the home, and was at the residence to visit friends.

Mata was arrested without incident and booked into the Franklin County Jail for Assault in the 1st Degree.