Macon County Chronicle

Tobey Wettig Pleads on Monday

Tobey Wettig

Tobey Wettig pled to Reckless Aggravated Assault in the shooting incident of Tommy Hillard at the intersection of Ellington Drive and Church Street, near Hometown Foods on March 14, 2013. He received a sentence of two years under judicial diversion (suspended sentence) in the courtroom of Judge Brody Kane.


As you may recall around 5:30 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon in 2013, LPD Chief Stacy Gann said that a 911 call came in stating that a male individual had been shot at the intersection. Gann said upon arriving at the scene he found that 41-year-old Tommy Hillard had been wounded by gunfire.

The chief immediately contacted District Attorney General Tommy Thompson and Assistant DA Justin Harris and advised them of the situation. He requested assistance from the TBI.

After obtaining information that led to a suspect, the TBI arrested Tobey Wettig, at 557 Church Street on Saturday, March 16. According to the TBI, Wettig was driving home that Thursday when an unknown motorist began driving close to him, which angered Wettig. After the suspect turned into his driveway the other motorist continued toward the intersection of Church Street and Ellington Drive. Wettig parked his vehicle at the edge of his driveway, pulled out his handgun and fired in the direction of the other motorist, hitting Tommy Hillard.

Wettig was charged with one count of aggravated assault and one county of reckless endangerment involving Hillard and four other counts of reckless endangerment for the individuals who were in the vicinity when he shot in their direction.

 His charge was amended from aggravated assault to reckless aggravated assault.