LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- In the wake of two people being shot and killed at a neighborhood association meeting, another feud over a property line leads to police action in one of Kentucky's most upscale neighborhoods.
Police in Indian Hills, off River Road, cited an attorney who they say threatened his neighbor and vandalized his neighbor's property.
He's now facing a felony criminal mischief charge.
The dispute that started it all began several months ago, when attorney Stan Sims allegedly sent a letter to the victim's attorney stating that the victim's trash can and mailbox were on Sims’ property.
Things went downhill from there, leading to a police investigation and felony charges late last week.
Just days after Dr. Mahmoud Hindi was indicted for the murders of two members of his home owners association board, another East End professional is in trouble with the law for allegedly threatening his neighbor.
Indian Hills Police issued a felony citation to Louisville Attorney Stan Sims Friday, charging him with vandalizing his neighbor's property.
According to the police report, Sims allegedly ripped his neighbor's shrubs out of the ground, threw their garbage cans over a brick wall, and pulled their mailbox from a concrete base, destroying it.
Then he allegedly busted out the tail light of his neighbor's Toyota Land Cruiser.
Police say the vandalism happened after a months-long dispute over an easement and the location of a fence between the two homes, which are appraised at more than half-a-million dollars each.
At one point the fight became so intense Sims allegedly said he was "going nuclear".
“It's too close. It's too close for comfort,” said Molly Randolph, the manager of Great Clips a few blocks from Sims’ home.
Randolph says she also used to cut and color Mahmoud Hindi's hair.
“With what just happened in Springdale, anything's possible. The realty is anything's possible,” Randolph said.
In the normally quiet Indian Hills community, neighbors were upset, although none were willing to talk on camera.
The victim didn't want to do an interview either, telling us he's letting the court system sort it out.
Sims, whose website says he's a past president of the Fern Creek Rotary Club, has been charged with other minor crimes in the past, including hunting deer without a permit in the city limits and violating the Jefferson County land development code.
He did not answer his door Monday night and didn't return calls to his home or office.
The police report says Sims admitted to everything but damaging the vehicle.
He's due in court on Oct. 3.