Tennessee man allegedly bulldozes neighbor’s house after dispute

Edcar McLellan, 57.

Edcar McLellan, 57.

TIPTON COUNTY, Tenn. — In a modern-day Hatfield’s and McCoy’s family dispute, a Tennessee man is accused of bulldozing his neighbor’s house in the midst of the ongoing argument.

WHBQ reports that a neighbor called authorities after 57-year-old Edcar McLellan was caught bulldozing neighbor John Higdon’s home.  When police got to the scene, they found debris from the house in McLellan’s backhoe.

The walls were on the ground,  there was water from burst pipes and the kitchen floor was covered in fallen debris.

The families refute the dispute claims, but Tipton County Sheriff J.T. Chumley says the two families have been feuding.

Deputies also say John Higdon was arrested several hours before the bulldozing incident occurred, telling authorities there were “multiple people hiding in and running from the woods.” He also admitted to shooting into the woods.

No one was home at the time of the incident and McLelland is charged with trespassing and felony vandalism, while Higdon was charged with reckless endangerment.

Both men bonded out of jail.