The day started with local residents complaining about a man shooting into the woods in Drummonds, Tennessee. The police questioned John Higdon, 48, who he was shooting at. He also said that shortly before five people were shining flashlights into his windows. He told them that multiple people wearing ghilly suits (camouflage) and that is who who he was shooting at. He also complained that a few days earlier, five people with flashlights were shining their lights into his house and he was convinced that it was his neighbor’s employees.
A little while after leaving Higdon’s, police got more reports of shots being fired. They returned and arrested Higdon, not buying his story about his neighbor. They arrested him and took him to the county jail. The following morning, police got a report of a man destroying a home with a backhoe. It was Higdon’s neighbor and he used a tractor and backhoe to destroy his home.
The neighbor, 57-year-old Edgar Dallas McLellan, was arrested for aggravated criminal trespassing and felony vandalism.
Sammy Higdon, John Higdon’s brother, said he doesn’t know why McLellan would want to do something like that to his brother. He said the two were not into a feud, contrary to what deputies said.
“Don’t know why. Never had beef with him. No explanation,” Sammy Higdon said.
Sammy Higdon is now forced to live in a camper next to where his home once stood. It’s the end result of a feud Tipton County investigators said got out of control.
“This man over here decides to come over here at 2 o’clock in the morning with a [bull]dozer, a tractor, and starts pushing the house down,” Sammy said.
“He run the tractor through both bedrooms where the bed sits,” John Higdon said. “I still don’t know what to believe.”
Sammy Higdon said he just wants to know why. He said he has never seen anyone get angry and just push someone’s house down.