Voice Staff Report
The Kentucky State Police, London Post is investigating a shooting incident that took place last week, on October 7, 2021, on Claude Bryant Road. On October 14, 2021, Phillip Tyler Dobbs, age 28 of Whitley City, KY was placed under arrest by KSP Trooper Keagan Bray in relation to the shooting incident. Mr. Dobbs was charged with Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree and Attempted Murder and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.
The Kentucky State Police preliminary investigation following the October 7th incident revealed that the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an altercation involving Phillip T. Dobbs, of Whitley City and Darrell E. Threet, 33 years old of Whitley City. The Kentucky State Police determined Darrell Threet shot Mr. Dobbs during the altercation. Mr. Dobbs was taken by McCreary EMS to Lake Cumberland Hospital and then flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital. Mr. Threet drove to the McCreary E911 Center and waited for the police. At that time, no charges were placed. The investigation is ongoing and will be presented to the McCreary County Grand Jury.
The Kentucky State Police is conducting the investigation and was assisted by the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office.