October 09, 2013 | 09:10 AM
A doctor from Corydon faces charges of first-degree wanton endangerment in Kentucky after allegedly pointing a firearm at another driver while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.
A witness was driving on Interstate 75 in Richmond, Ky., Sept. 29 when he saw a black Lincoln driven by Perrin Thomas Dobyns, 51, of the 400 block of Big Indian Road, go into the emergency lane of the interstate in order to pass another car. The witness said it was if Dobyns was trying to force his way into traffic.
In this screen capture from a YouTube video, Dr. Perrin Dobyns, of Corydon, allegedly points a firearm at a motorist who was shooting the video after watching Dobyns pass vehicles in the emergency lane and drive recklessly on an interstate in Kentucky. (click for larger version)
The witness started recording video with his cell phone to capture the driver's actions and capture the driver's face and license plate. In the video, as the witness pulled next to the black car, the front passenger window can be seen rolling down, and Dobyns points a handgun at the witness. The victim told police he thought he heard a gunshot after the gun was pointed at him, then he quickly slowed down and turned over his evidence to law enforcement.
The following day, the Kentucky State Police identified Dobyns as the person driving the black car. KSP Trooper Charles Brandenburg obtained an arrest warrant and the Indiana State Police was contacted to assist in locating Dobyns.
Dobyns was arrested by ISP at 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 at his place of employment, the Branchville Correctional Facility. Dobyns was briefly held at the Perry County Jail before being extradited to Madison County, Ky. Dobyns has been suspended from his job pending the outcome of the investigation.
On Oct. 2, Dobyns entered a not-guilty plea in Madison County.
The case is still under investigation.
Also assisting in the case was the Branchville Correctional Facility.