Man Charged With Homicide After Hitting Fan With SUV at Trace Adkins Concert
A Trace Adkins concert at Trails End Campground in Huntsville, Tenn., turned deadly on Saturday (May 23), and now, a man faces murder charges.
Billy Jason Carson, 42, was a vendor at Saturday's event. According to WBIR and Keith Hawkins, a representative from the Scott County Sheriff's Office, Carson was intoxicated and started a fight in the area of the concert. Police were called just after 11PM and responded to the area due to reports that Carson was threatening people with a gun and spinning his Toyota 4-Runner SUV.
The owner of the campground told WATE that Carson took his SUV and headed to a field, where approximately 50 people remained after the concert. It appeared that he was trying to hit them. Witnesses recounted that Carson hit an ATV and another car, and then ran over four men. Thankfully, another person took a Jeep and rammed into Carson's car to stop the madness.
Sadly, Tony Farrell, an Indiana resident who tried to help a person being dragged through the crowd by Carson's vehicle, was one of those who got run over; he died at the scene. Two other men were airlifted to UT Medical Center, and another was taken to the hospital via ambulance. One of those men is Farrell's son.
Carson is charged with homicide and felony reckless endangerment. His bond is set at $500,000, and he will be arraigned on Wednesday (May 27).