An incident involving an altercation after a Trace Adkins concert late Saturday night in Tennessee turned deadly for a 52-year-old Hayden man, police said.
The incident that left former Monster truck driver Tony Farrell dead also led to the arrest of a Cleveland, Tennessee, man on charges of criminal homicide and reckless endangerment at Trails End Campground in the Huntsville area.
Detective Randy Lewellen with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee said Billy Jason Carson, 42, apparently was upset over an altercation he had with someone else and drove his Toyota 4-Runner into a crowd of people as the concert ended.
Two other people, including Farrell’s son, Paul Ethan Farrell, were hurt in the incident and flown to a Knoxville, Tennessee, hospital for treatment, Lewellen said.
Carson was detained at the scene with the help of security and the public, Lewellen added.
He said a lot of concert-goers had left the area when the incident occurred.
Carson was being held in the Scott County Jail on $500,000 bond pending an initial hearing.
Lewellen said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is helping with the case, which is ongoing.
“The charges could be upgraded,” he said.
Lewellen said Trails End Campground has all-terrain vehicle events two or three times a year.
“They draw thousands of the people,” he said. “There’s a trails system and an event area.”
There’s generally concerts during such gatherings, he added.
Farrell’s funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral and Cremation Services in North Vernon, with the Rev. Steve Greene officiating.
Besides his son, Farrell is survived by his wife, Cheryl Farrell; daughter, Toni Alexandria Farrell of Hayden; and father, Paul Farrell of Hayden. He had owned and operated Farrell Trucking since 1996.
A Facebook page has been established in memory of Tony Farrell, who once drove monster trucks including Blue Thunder and Sting. He also owned and drove Wild Thang at one time. The page is called “Rest In Peace Tony Farrell.”