I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say what NewsChannel5 would not: that there’s a little more to this story than meets the eye:
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.
John Lewis is black. In the video at the link you can see a giant Confederate flag fluttering from the wreckage of Eric Mayfield’s front porch. I’m thinking that might have something to do with the bad blood between these two neighbors that ultimately resulted in Lewis taking a Bobcat to his neighbors’ house. By the way, obviously I’m not condoning Lewis’ actions in any way. I’m just curious why no one is stating the obvious here.