Three Charged After Ongoing Family Feud Erupts Into Chaotic Fight, At Least Two Injured

May 3, 2021

Three people are charged in connection with a wild melee in the Quintette area that left at least two people injured. It was a scene on Tyler Lane and East Chipper Road that deputies described as “chaotic” in an ongoing family feud that exploded after one man decided to mow the grass.

The three arrested in the days following the April 25 incident are:

  • Brandon William Tyler, 27, charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and criminal mischief. He was released on a $36,000 bond.
  • William Norman Tyler, 63, charged with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of  affray. He was released on a $42,000 bond.
  • Joseph Danuel Summerlin, 50, charged with aggravated battery, affray, felony criminal mischief, petit theft and disorderly conduct. He was released on a $30,000 bond.

According to multiple Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reports:

Deputies arrived to find William Tyler walking back and forth near his lawn mower in the middle of the road, and an injured woman was in the roadway.

William Tyler told deputies he was cutting grass on the right of way near Summerlin’s residence. Summerlin came outside and told him to leave, throwing nails under his mower and throwing a brick at it.  William Tyler rode his lawn mower toward his home, but said he decided he was not going to let Summerlin keep him from mowing the grass. He only had the grass to finish on Tyler Lane and was not going back toward Summerlin’s residence on Chipper Road.

William Tyler said Summerlin came walking down the road and began swinging a wooden stick. Summerlin then hit and damaged the top of the lawn mower and stole the mower key. William Tyler said his phone, valued at $1,400, was “completely broken” in the incident. Deputies noted William Tyler’s head was bleeding in several places.

William’s Tyler’s brother told deputies that he and his mother were not telling the truth, and both had been in ongoing conflict with years with Summerlin. He said at one point, William Tyler provoked the incident, hitting another witness with a metal pole and striking Summerlin in the head.

Meanwhile on Chipper Road, witnesses said William Tyler turned his mower around in the Summerlin yard. Summerlin told him to get off the property and threw a handful of nails on the right of way. Witnesses recounted various different accounts of the incident involving the pole and stick assaults.

Witnesses said William Tyler’s son, Brandon Tyler, pulled up in the front yard of Summerlin’s home. Brandon Tyler then hit Summerlin with his vehicle two times, doing donuts and spinning out, and hitting a fence. Summerlin said Brandon Tyler was yelling “I’m going to kill you” during the incident.

William Tyler’s 93-year old mother complained of extreme pain in her leg and hip area from injuries she received during the melee. She was airlifted to an area hospital. A member of the Summerlin family was also transported to the hospital for treatment.

Pictured: The scene in the area of East Chipper Road and Tyler Lane after an apparent family feud erupted into a melee. Photos for, click to enlarge.


20 Responses to “Three Charged After Ongoing Family Feud Erupts Into Chaotic Fight, At Least Two Injured”

  1. Rodney on May 5th, 2021 8:58 pm

    Why can’t we all just get along.

  2. billy on May 4th, 2021 8:48 pm

    God bless you Joseph Tyler…….hang in there dude……….dont know ya but im praying for you

  3. Just me on May 3rd, 2021 7:18 pm

    Now that (thares) punt punt!!! theres funny folks… Lol..

  4. Susie Q on May 3rd, 2021 5:54 pm

    You can’t make this stuff up, rofl

  5. Lou on May 3rd, 2021 1:37 pm

    Well it happens everyday. We all have a neighbor from hell. I have been living with one for years. Right across the street. There are a lot of miserable people out there.

  6. Riverron on May 3rd, 2021 12:47 pm

    These kinda calls make an amusing muster for deputies…helps relieve daily stress they face now a days..

  7. EMD on May 3rd, 2021 12:43 pm

    Just one word kept going through my head while reading this mess: IDIOTS ! ! !

  8. Otto on May 3rd, 2021 11:39 am

    At this rate, they will be on an episode of “Fear Thy Neighbor!”

  9. Bewildered on May 3rd, 2021 9:07 am

    weird people all around, glad they are not my neighbors. Cutting grass and infringing on the other property with a lawn mower for a foot or two starts a war ! Get real people!!!

  10. Deborah Daugherty on May 3rd, 2021 7:48 am

    I would hate to be their neighbor

  11. Just Saying on May 3rd, 2021 7:28 am

    One thing did the grass get cut .

  12. Alan on May 3rd, 2021 7:17 am

    It has been this way for years….

  13. tg on May 3rd, 2021 7:12 am

    You cant make this stuff up! It would be to hard to do.

  14. Katey on May 3rd, 2021 6:45 am

    How immature and childish can grown men be? Grow up and behave like an adult should.

  15. Stumpknocker on May 3rd, 2021 6:26 am

    While reading this I could hear banjo music!!!!

  16. john on May 3rd, 2021 6:19 am

    All of this because of grass on a public right-of-way??? If I was the judge I’d have them all pulling weeds for the next year!

  17. JTV on May 3rd, 2021 5:53 am

    Looks like Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane has them Duke Boys right where he wants them. Now Daisy, Uncle Jesse and Cooter have to get that load of shine sold to bail them boys out

  18. Notsurprised on May 3rd, 2021 5:52 am

    What a shocker! Not..

  19. Joseph Tyler on May 3rd, 2021 5:38 am

    Okay, first off, Bill had an iphone SE, far cry from $1400 lol. Second, why is Bill on their property??? Doesn’t make sense. Third, take it from Bills nephew (myself) that bill was completely in the wrong and usually is. He has had a problem with Joe for years and Joe is a GOOD GUY. Bill tyler is nothing but an instigator and honestly a problem that hopefully prison will fix.

  20. Molino on May 3rd, 2021 5:00 am

    The Hatfields and McCoys all over again!

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