On Sunday, 19-year old Kalill Kisa Isbell of Caldwell County surrendered to the Alexander County Law Enforcement Center on outstanding warrants from Avery County. He was accompanied by an attorney.
Isbell is wanted by authorities in Avery County for felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger and driving left of center. He was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center on the Avery County charges. His secured bond is listed at $100,000.
Isbell was named on Tuesday by Taylorsville Police as a person of interest following a shooting the day before near a restaurant in West Taylorsville. Around 30 shots were fired according to investigators. A man said to be in his early 20’s was struck and at last report, was being treated at a regional medical center.
Taylorsvile Police Chief Douglas Bowman said Sunday that no charges have been filed by his department in relation to the shooting incident but he related the investigation is very active.
The charges in Avery County follow an incident in February, 2022 when Isbell found hiding near the Roan Mountain, Tennessee Recycling Center following a police pursuit that began in Avery County, North Carolina. He missed court dates on the Avery County charges.
According to a media report on the February chase, Isbell was driving the same vehicle (a silver Hyundai Sonata) that was photographed near the scene of the shooting last week in Taylorsville.
Photo: Taylorsville Police Department
Update: As of Tuesday, August 6th, Isbell has been transferred to the custody of the Avery County Sheriff’s Office.