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

Douglas Ferguson

A Tennessee father tried to kill his son with a chainsaw, but he instead got run over with a lawnmower, say deputies.

The father has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and violating probation.

Tennessee man Douglas Ferguson, 76, allegedly attacked his son with a running chainsaw but was run over with a lawnmower.

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. Ferguson faced a leg amputation, an extended hospital stay and rehabilitation, according to a statement from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.

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Emergency responders found him with a bleeding leg when they arrived on the scene.

"The son defended himself against the attack by running over the suspect with the lawn mower", according to an SCSO press release obtained by the Kingsport Times-News.

Ferguson had previously been charged with aggravated assault. He ran over his dad with the lawnmower to stop the attack, said the sheriff's office.

He was jailed on both charges, and bail was set at $25,000 for the attempted murder bust, cops said.

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