A Good Samaritan trying to help the victim of a car accident, ended up being shot at and having his truck stolen.
According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, around 7:30 am Wednesday morning, deputies were called to W. A. Brown Road in Kodak to investigate a carjacking and assault.
Bobby Hillard told investigators that he drove up on a car accident and stopped to help. A gray Honda was on its top. Hillard said he spoke to the driver and started calling 911, when the driver jumped into Hillard's truck. The man pulled a gun from his waist band and shot at Hillard as Hillard tried to stop him, and drove off. Hillard was not hit, but he did receive minor injuries when he dropped to the ground.
The suspect drove down W. A. Brown Road toward Asheville Highway, but crashed after a short distance and took off on foot.
Deputies sent out a description of the suspect, and Jefferson County deputies located a man who matched the description, riding in the bed of a pickup truck.
Hillard identified that man, Farris Jay Dobbins, 19, of Knox County, as the man who shot at him and stole his truck. Investigators also found items belonging to Dobbins in the stolen truck along with a stolen pistol.
Dobbins is charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault and additional charges are pending. He is being held in the Sevier County jail. Dobbins also has outstanding warrants in Jefferson county.