Barn Burning

Why does Sarty turn his father in in Faulkner's Barn Burning?

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Sarty does not turn his father in. He wants to, but he doesn't have the strength to do so. At the end, when he learns that his father plans to burn down the de Spain house he plans to go and warn the de Spain's but his mother holds him back while the father and other sons go to do the deed. He is called to the witness stand at the beginning of the story to testify, but before he has to say anything the judge dismisses him.