JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County man indicted for vehicular homicide and DUI charges in the February death of Adam Chapman appeared in court this morning, entering a not guilty plea. Related story.

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.

According to court officials, Byrd has retained counsel, and his next court appearance is set for September 13.

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 as a result of that indictment and booked into the county jail on charges of vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide by conduct and one count of DUI. 

Adam Chapman was driving the blue car while Robert Byrd was behind the wheel of the silver pick-up truck.

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 that morning at a Knoxville hospital. 

Byrd is currently being held on a $125,000 bond and now has a September 13 court appearance at the Campbell County Courthouse. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/02/2021-NOON)