Dugger man jailed after threatening his parents with a gun

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A 28-year-old Dugger man faces two felony charges following his arrest Saturday morning after he allegedly threatened his parents with a BB pistol.

Brant Mason Boyd, was arrested about 7:15 a.m. on Saturday by Sullivan County Sheriff's Department Deputy William Snead following a dispute that started about 5:45 a.m.

He made an appearance in Sullivan Superior Court on Tuesday and was formally charged with intimidation with a deadly weapon -- a class C felony; and possession of a controlled substance -- a class D felony.

Attorney Jeff Johnson was appointed by Superior Judge Robert Springer to represent Boyd.

A 10 a.m., Nov. 7 pre-trial hearing was scheduled. A jury trial is set for noon on Dec. 6.

According to the incident report filed by Deputy Snead, Boyd had been staying at his parent's home near Dugger for about four days because of a domestic dispute with his wife.

Police were dispatched to the residence after Frederick Boyd called 911 saying his son had come home and had threatened to kill both of his parents -- by waving a handgun as he was banging loudly on the door.

At one point during the altercation, Brant Boyd's wife drove into the driveway. The elder Boyd asked her to leave, igniting Brant Boyd into an outrage.

Frederick Boyd stated that his son had a history of drug use and was obviously intoxicated on "something."

Frederick Boyd told police that the gun was black and "looked like a real gun."

Feeling threatened, the parents quickly exited their home and went to a family member's residence in Dugger.

"(Frederick) Boyd stated that the incident was very scary, due to his son's actions that when he left his residence, he didn't even take time to put on a shirt or shoes on," Snead wrote in his report.

Brant Boyd was apprehended by police walking through a yard just north of County Road 50S on County Road 700E.

A six-inch knife in a sheath was found in the suspect's back waistband, but no handgun was immediately recovered.

Police also found a silver round container in Brant Boyd's front jeans pocket that contained hydrocodone, a Schedule II Controlled substance for which the suspect could not produce a medical prescription.

Later police returned to the Frederick Boyd residence and recovered the loaded BB gun -- allegedly used to make the threats -- from under a sofa, where it had been placed by the elder Boyd after Brant Boyd put it down during what was described as a calm period.

Boyd remains in the Sullivan County Jail on $12,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed.