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September 30, 2013

Indiana prison employee arrested in road-age incident

May have pointed gun at driver in Madison County on Sunday

MADISON COUNTY —

A Corydon, Ind., man employed by an Indiana correctional facility was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with a Sunday road-rage incident in which a gun was brandished on Interstate 75 in Madison County.

Perrin T. Dobyns, 51, was picked up by Indiana State Police at the Branchville Correctional Facility in Branchville, Ind., at 3 p.m., according to Trooper Robert Purdy of the Kentucky State Police, Richmond post.

He was lodged in the Perry County (Ind.) Jail and will be extradited to Kentucky where he will be faces first-degree wanton endangerment charges, the release stated.

At approximately 2:47 p.m. Sunday, state police in Richmond received a complaint about a road-rage incident on the interstate north of Richmond.

A white male operating a black passenger car was driving recklessly and passing cars in the emergency lane, the complaint stated.

As a witness attempted to gather information identifying the drive, the suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at the witness and may have fired at least one round in his direction, the release stated.

On Monday, the KSP identified the suspect, and Trooper Charles Brandenburg obtained an arrest warrant for him. The suspect was believed to be in Indiana, and state police there were asked to assist in locating him.

Indiana State Police located Dobyns at the correctional facility where he is employed, according to the KSP news release.

Brandenburg was assisted in the investigation by the Indiana State Police, Jasper District, and the Branchville Correctional Facility.

In an email to the Richmond Register on Monday morning, Madison County resident Dave Kollar included a link to a YouTube video he made of the incident, which clearly showed a man aiming a gun at Kollar.

However, the video was removed by midday.

Purdy said it was unclear from the video if the gun was fired because of road noise in the background.

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