LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Robert Nathaniel Byrd, 30 was indicted on vehicular homicide and DUI charges in relation to the death of Adam Chapman, which occurred after a February 4 head-on collision on the four lane in LaFollette.
The Campbell County Grand Jury reviewed evidence and testimony from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who investigated the incident, and returned a true bill on the indictment, which was handed down on July 14. Byrd was arrested on a warrant last Thursday and booked into the county jail on charges of vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide by conduct and one count of DUI.
According to law enforcement, Adam Chapman died when his Ford CUV and the Dodge pick-up truck being driven by Byrd hit head on on the four lane near the KROME Salon just after 8:30 am on Thursday, Feb. 4. According to one officer, Chapman was flown out by a medical helicopter and died later Thursday morning at a Knoxville hospital. Chapman was pinned in his CUV and was extricated by members of the La Follette Fire Department.
According to the indictment, Byrd did unlawfully and recklessly kill Adam Chapman by the operation of an automobile while intoxicated. He is currently being held on a $125,000 bond and has an Monday, August 2, court appearance at the Campbell County Courthouse. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/20/2021-6AM)