Man Attempting to Kill Son with Chainsaw Gets Run over by Mower

Sergio Conner
October 15, 2018

A 76-year-old Tennessee man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after he allegedly tried to kill his son with a chainsaw and ended up having to get his leg amputated.

The father, identified as Douglas Ferguson, of Bristol, now faces a charge of attempted second degree murder, according to the Bristol Herald Courier.

Ferguson and his son had reportedly been in an ongoing feud, detectives say.

He was at his Briston, Tenn. home on June 28 when he darted at his son, who was mowing the yard.

It is alleged as Ferguson, 67, came at his son with a running chainsaw.

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"The son defended himself against the attack by running over the suspect with the lawnmower", according to statement obtained by the Kingsport Times-News.

Police said both men had been at odds for a long time.

Emergency responders found him with a bleeding leg when they arrived on the scene. When he was arrested, Ferguson was also served with a violation of probation warrant on a previous charge of aggravated assault.

Ferguson remains in jail as of Sunday morning on $25,000 bond, a jail official told Law&Crime.

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