RICHMOND — A Madison grand jury this week indicted Perrin Dobyns, 50, of Corydon, Ind., on a count of first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly pointed a bb gun at a vehicle on the Interstate 75 in Madison County.
On Sept. 29, Madison County resident David Kollar reported seeing a car operated by Dobyns pass another vehicle in the emergency lane, then spar with the other vehicle in what appeared to be an attempt to run it off the road.
Kollar began shooting a video from his smartphone in an attempt to identify Dobyns or his car. He posted the video on YouTube before it was taken down later that day. The video showed the passenger-side window of Dobyns’ car open and Dobyns pointing what appeared to be a handgun in the direction of Kollar’s vehicle. Kollar then got off the interstate and called the police, he said.
The Kentucky State Police, with help from The Indiana State Police, located Dobyns at the Branchville Correctional Facility in Branchville, Ind., where he worked, according to a KSP news release.
Others indicted Wednesday
• Aaron Mason, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, third-degree sodomy, use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity
• Christina Marcum, two counts of first-degree promoting contraband, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance
• John C. Hylton, first-degree robbery
• Joseph M. Rader, first-degree wanton endangerment, fourth-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment
• Amy Lynn Taylor, fraudulent use of a credit card
• Patrick Ryan Embry and Shaun Douglas Smith, manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense
• Patrick Ryan Embry, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana
• Eddie Harrison, second-degree burglary, first-degree persistent felony offender
• April Stamper, complicity to second-degree burglary
• Bradley S. Lamb, second-degree burglary, possession of marijuana, illegal possession of a legend drug, first-degree persistent felony offender
• Ashley D. Lamb, complicity to second-degree burglary, first-degree persistent felony offender
• Eddie Harrison, complicity to second-degree burglary, first-degree persistent felony offender
• April Stamper, complicity to second-degree burglary.
• William G. Tipton, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking less than $10,000, theft by unlawful taking less than $500, theft by deception less than $500, receiving stolen property less than $500, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree persistent felony offender.
An indictment is a formal statement of charges and does not imply guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to prosecute.