District Judge Don Word ruled last week that the manslaughter charge facing 16-year-old Jacob Isbell will be bound over to a grand jury.

Isbell is charged in connection with the death of Anthony Scott, 17 of Scottsboro, during a July incident.

According to authorities, several juveniles were together at a residence in the 19,000 block of Highway 35 playing around with several handguns that were later discovered to be stolen. Authorities said, while the juveniles were playing, one of the guns went off, and Scott was shot in the face.

Scott was transported to Highlands Medical Center by the other juveniles, and later flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he passed away.

In his order, Word wrote, “Upon consideration of the evidence the Court finds there is probable cause to believe the offense of Manslaughter-Reckless has occurred and that there is further probable cause to believe the defendant committed said offense.”

In court, city investigators said the group of juveniles first said Scott was found along County Road 17, picked up and rushed to the hospital. Later, Isbell told investigators the group agreed to lie before arriving to the hospital.

Isbell remained in the county jail until last week when his bond was reduced from $100,000 to $25,000.

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