Authorities say a Pleasant Grove man was charged in Stone County after he fired a gun at his nephew in a long-running dispute over property.

Clifton Lee Carpenter, age 57, was in Stone County Circuit Court with aggravated assault on a family member (felony) after he fired a gun from a tree stand at his nephew earlier this year.

According to court documents, Stone County authorities were aware of the long-running family dispute between the two men over land when dispatched to the incident.

The nephew told authorities he was checking game cameras behind his mother’s house on an ATV when Carpenter yelled at him and then Carpenter allegedly fired at him.

In 2022, a 10-year restraining order was issued against Carpenter to protect the nephew.

Carpenter denied shooting at his nephew in a voluntary statement to the sheriff’s department admitting he yelled at his nephew and fired a shot, but he claimed he was shooting at a coyote.

Carpenter was arrested earlier this week on the felony charge and two misdemeanor charges: violation of an order of protection and harassment.

Carpenter is being held in the Stone County Detention Center on a bond of $250,000.