A dead chicken led to one neighbor allegedly pointing a gun at another May 23.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Corporal Billy Littleton said he went to a house on Head of the Creek Road around 8:30 p.m. and talked to a man who said he had asked his neighbor, Brandon Davidson, to keep his chickens off his property due to them getting into his garden.

The alleged victim said on the previous Tuesday or Wednesday he had spotted a chicken in his garden and shot it. Then, on May 23, he was walking back from watering his garden when Davidson began yelling at him about shooting his $100 chicken.

The two men reportedly called each other names and the victim and told Davidson to keep his chickens off his property.

The victim said Davidson began cursing him and threatened to “whoop his (expletive).” The victim said he threw his bucket down and told him to come on, but Davidson allegedly stayed on his property, pulled up his shirt and pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim before lowering it, then raising it again and saying he would shoot the victim, but then walked away.

A witness to the incident described it pretty much as the victim did.

Littleton said he and other officers found Davidson at his grandmother’s residence, but Davidson didn’t want to speak without a lawyer present. Littleton still read him his Miranda Rights and Davidson still didn’t speak.

But when he was being taken away, he did reportedly ask how someone could be arrested for repositioning a gun on their own property, but Littleton refused to speak to him this time, though Davidson did say the chicken was worth $100.

Davidson, 28, Head of the Creek Road, Sweetwater, was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.

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