Scuffle with son over sandwich meat burns shotgun-packing meth maker

Barry Thomas MyersLOUDON - It wasn't the fight with his son over sandwich meat that may send a convicted Loudon County meth maker to federal prison.

It's the fact that he fired a 12-gauge shotgun from a porch while the son was fleeing his father's wrath.

Barry Thomas Myers, 43, was arrested Monday on a federal indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Myers was convicted of having a methamphetamine lab in 2008 and is on parole, according to the Loudon County Sheriff's Office.

He was taken into custody by Loudon County Sheriff's Office investigations and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is awaiting trial.

Myers' trouble began May 26 at his Davis Ferry Road home, according to Sheriff Tim Guider. Deputies were sent to the house about 7:15 p.m. to answer a domestic disturbance call.

They were told that Myers had gotten into an argument with his juvenile son over sandwich meat. The squabble escalated into a fight, and Myers went to a back room and retrieved a 12-gauge shotgun.

A sibling warned his brother that their father had a gun, and the boy fled the residence.

Myers allegedly went out to a porch and fired the gun once as the boy was running away.

Loudon County investigators and ATF agents later executed a search warrant at Myers' residence. Evidence was taken and processed by the ATF.