Cops: Man fires shots into woods, neighbor bulldozes his home

Feud between two Tennessee neighbors ends when one uses heavy machinery to destroy the other's home.

(WMC)  Tennessee authorities are investigating a dispute between neighbors that led one man to take heavy machinery to his neighbor's home and destroy it.

Tipton County deputies started receiving calls from that area on Friday regarding a neighbor that had fired multiple shots into the woods.

Deputies talked to the neighbor, John Higdon, 48, who said there were multiple people hiding in and running from the woods that were wearing "ghillie" suits. Higdon told deputies he fired the shots into the woods at the people wearing the "ghillie" suits.

A ghillie suit is a type of camouflage clothing that is made to blend in with the background environment such as trees, sand, or snow.

Deputies checked the area and found no evidence of anyone in the woods.

After leaving, a second complaint was filed regarding shots being fired. Deputies returned and arrested Higdon for Reckless Endangerment.

The incident followed earlier reports in the week from Higdon who told deputies that approximately five people were shining lights into his residence and he believed it was his neighbor's employees.

The next day, after the incidents of firing shots into the woods and after Higdon had been arrested, a neighbor called the Sheriff's Office and said they could see and hear a large piece of orange equipment bulldozing down their neighbor's home.

Deputies went to the area and found the home, belonging to Higdon, had been destroyed.

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