"Must have been a bad batch around here cause Floyd County has gone crazy here in the last four days," Mason Tackett told Mountain News WYMT.
Tackett has good reason to believe his area has gotten a bit out of hand lately. On August 23, his neighbors notified him that his cousin, Philip Matthew Hagans, was stealing from his house. When Tackett arrived on the scene, he had no idea how bizarre or ultimately dangerous the encounter would end up becoming.
"When I finally got down here to the house to look and see what happened the door was standing wide open. It looked like he was packing up for a yard sale when he come out."
"I went around the back of that house he was at and seen my stuff. And then I come back out and he pulled a gun on me when I got back around the house," Tackett explained, using his hand to demonstrate the gun for reporters on the scene. "I guess he thought I was upset with him."