Wash. bulldozer rampage does $300K in damage

A crushed truck and a house knocked off its foundation sit as part of the aftermath of a rampage by a man driving a logging bulldozer on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Port Angeles, Wash. At least three houses were destroyed and numerous smaller structures and vehicles were damaged in the rampage, which also cut electrical power to the area when a power pole was toppled. (AP Photo/The Peninsula Daily News, Keith Thorpe)
A crushed truck and a house knocked off its foundation sit as part of the aftermath of a rampage by a man driving a logging bulldozer on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Port Angeles, Wash. At least three houses were destroyed and numerous smaller structures and vehicles were damaged in the rampage, which also cut electrical power to the area when a power pole was toppled. (AP Photo/The Peninsula Daily News, Keith Thorpe)

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A man unhappy with a neighbor’s fence is accused of using a bulldozer to destroy three houses, damage another home and crush two sheds, a pickup truck, lawn mower, fences and other property.

No one was injured in the rampage that caused an estimated $300,000 damage.

This frame grame from aerial video footage provided by KOMO-TV shows damage allegedly caused by Barry Alan Swegle, a man angry at his neighbors who went on a rampage in a bulldozer, damaging four homes, knocking one off its foundation and cutting power to thousands of people, authorities said,  Friday, May 10, 2013 in Port Angeles, Wash. Swegle was booked into the Clallam County Jail for investigation of malicious mischief following the incident. (AP Photo/KOMO-TV)
Aerial video footage. (AP Photo/KOMO-TV)

Suspect Barry Swegle is held on $1 million bail for possible charges of assault and malicious mischief. The 51-year-old is to appear Wednesday in Clallam County Superior Court when an arraignment may be set.

The Peninsula Daily News reports Swegle had a dispute with a neighbor over a fence that he said made it difficult to maneuver the bulldozer and other heavy equipment he owns.

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Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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