A 42-year-old man has been arrested on murder charges after driving his SUV through a crowd following Trace Adkins’ Saturday night (May 23) concert during an ATV festival in Huntsville, Tennessee.
Adkins had completed his performance at the Full Throttle festival when Billy Jason Carson was allegedly intoxicated and started a fight in the concert area at Trails End Campground around 11 p.m. Investigators say he returned to his Toyota 4-Runner and then drove the vehicle back to the concert area and threatened people with a gun and began spinning around in the SUV.
Carson, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, struck four people with his SUV. Tony Farrell, 52, of North Vernon, Indiana, died Sunday morning of injuries sustained. Three others were treated for injuries.
Carson’s vehicle was finally stopped when it was rammed by another person driving a Jeep to allow security crews to detain him. Carson was reportedly a food vendor at the festival in East Tennessee.
Charged with criminal homicide and reckless endangerment, he is being held on $500,000 bond at the Scott County Justice Center.