Man accused of bulldozing neighbor’s home amidst ongoing dispute

TIPTON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Long before Greg Sword saw the jumbled remains of one home on Grimes Road for himself, he read about it on WREG's Facebook page.

"Facebook first. Channel 3, as a matter of fact," he said. "Kind of hard to fathom."

Police said early Saturday morning, 57-year-old Edgar McClellan used a piece of construction equipment to bulldoze his neighbor's home.

"Just Tipton County folks being redneck," said Sword, who told us he knows the man whose home was damaged.

That neighbor is 48-year-old John Higdon.

"I`d heard him talk about they had a feud a little bit. I don`t really know," said Sword.

The Tipton County Sheriff's Office said they were called to Higdon's house twice Friday night over reports he had fired into the woods.

He told deputies he saw people dressed in camo running around and hiding.

"I thought maybe they were back there squirrel hunting. He was shooting at them or something trying to run them off."

"That`s just what we do. Tipton County!" he added.

Earlier that week, deputies said Higdon also reported people shining lights into his home.

He claimed those people worked for his neighbor, McClellan.

WREG was not able to get in touch with either neighbor on Tuesday.

Both men are now out of jail, and they're both reportedly looking for lawyers.

McClellan was charged with aggravated criminal trespassing and felony vandalism while Higdon was charged with reckless endangerment.