Deputies: Man Uses Tractor To Destroy Neighbor's Home, Property

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A man has been arrested for allegedly using a tractor to destroy his neighbor's home and property after a fight over money.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says they were called to a home at 36630 Bellemont Road on Wednesday around 4:20 p.m. The homeowner, Ronald Morphis, told officials he came home to find his home and barn partially collapsed, a boat and 4 vehicles had been turned over and severely damaged, his fence destroyed and a trench dug across his driveway. The total damage is estimated at about $100,000.

Morphis told sheriff's deputies that he had gotten into a dispute over money with his neighbor, 63-year-old Jack Herbst.

Deputies say the tire tracks from a front-end loader-type of tractor leading from Morphis’ property to Herbst’s house.

Herbst was arrested and charged with one count of Felony Criminal Mischief and is being held at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on $10,000 bond.

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