Kingsport father accused of shooting 4-year-old son with a pellet indicted on drug charges


KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) –  A Kingsport man accused of shooting his 4-year-old son with a pellet rifle which caused the boy to be sent to a Knoxville hospital has been indicted on federal drug charges.

Marco Bobo, 38,  and seven other people were named in a thirteen-count federal indictment for distributing crack cocaine. That indictment was filed Tuesday in federal court in Greeneville. Authorities said 280 grams of the drug was distributed between October 2014 and this past November.

Earlier this month Bobo was charged by Kingsport police with reckless aggravated assault for the injury to his son. That injury happened Jan. 8 as Bobo was firing a high-powered adult pellet rifle at targets across the street from a home on Michelham Drive, according to police. While he was target shooting, his son was struck in the head one time.

Police said the boy was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.Copyright 2016 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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