Former Fayetteville musician injured after robbery outside Dallas venue

Photo: Courtesy, Brother Moses

A former Fayetteville resident and musician was severely injured last week after attempting to stop a robbery outside a venue in Dallas, Texas.

Corey Dill, drummer for the band Brother Moses, was attacked after he found a man breaking into the band’s tour bus outside a venue in the Deep Ellum area in downtown Dallas on Oct. 19. He chased down the would-be-robber, but was attached and struck by a getaway car as two unidentified men fled the scene.

“It’s totally devastating and heartbreaking that this ended up happening over something so petty, and I think Corey did exactly what any of us would’ve done in that snap moment and try to stop them,” band’s guitar player and singer James Lockhart told The Dallas Observer last week.

Dill sustained significant injuries including a pelvic fracture, broken clavicle, and multiple fractures to bones in his face in the attack. He is currently in stable condition at a hospital at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

A GoFundMe has been established to help cover the costs of Dill’s care, which is estimated by be more than $100,000. As of Oct. 27, more than $50,000 has already been raised as a result of the online fundraiser.

Brother Moses is currently based in New York, but got their start while members were students at the University of Arkansas. Read our 2016 interview with them here.

The band was scheduled to be back in Fayetteville for a Halloween show at Prairie Street Live on Oct. 29, but that show has been cancelled as a result of the incident.

Brother Moses last performed in Fayetteville back in the spring, also at Prairie Street Live. They released their second album, “Desperation Party” back in March of 2020.