WHITE COUNTY, Tenn. - A feud between neighbors in White County boiled over when one man took a piece of construction equipment to the other man's house.
According to White County Police, John Lewis has had an ongoing dispute with his neighbor. On Monday, Lewis used a Bobcat to destroy part of his neighbor's house on Daniel Drive.
The family that lives in the home said they have had ongoing disputes with Lewis for years, but don't know what provoked this latest incident.
"He tried to kill my family and kids for no reason," said Eric Mayfield, "It will take forever to come back from this."
Lewis rammed the home multiple times, and two sides of the house are badly damaged. Family members spent the day picking up the rubble, and said luckily, the children who were home at the time of the incident were not hurt.
Detective Chris Isom with the White County Sheriff's Department said the incident happened around 11 a.m. Monday. He said initially Lewis refused to cooperate, but when deputies returned with a warrant, he surrendered without incident.
"I know John personally, and he's a good guy," said Det. Isom. "This is not the John we know."
Lewis remains in the White County jail on a $25,000 bond.
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:45:01 GMT
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