Davis, 73, told the AP he's shocked by the fight.
"Good Lord, they've raised pigs in their yard, there's horses out the road here in a corral in the city limits, they've got other gravesites here all over the place," he said. "And there shouldn't have been a problem."
City Attorney Parker Edmiston reminded critics that Davis lives in downtown Stevenson, not out in the country.
"We're not in the 1800s any longer," he told the AP. "We're not talking about a homestead, we're not talking about someone who is out in the country on 40 acres of land.