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Man tries to attack son with chainsaw, son runs him over with lawn mower

Man tries to attack son with chainsaw, son runs him over with lawn mower
Posted at 12:04 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 11:22:39-04

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A man who police say was run over with a lawn mower while trying to kill his son with a chainsaw has had to have his leg amputated.

The Bristol Herald Courier reports that a warrant for 76-year-old Douglas Ferguson couldn't be served until Tuesday because of the severity of his injuries.

According to a Sullivan County Sheriff's Office release, officers called to a home June 28 found Ferguson bleeding from his leg and head. A preliminary investigation indicated he had tried to attack his son with a running chainsaw while he son mowed the yard.

Detectives say the father and son had an ongoing feud.

Ferguson is charged with attempted second-degree murder and violating probation. It's unclear whether he has a lawyer to comment on his behalf.