Texas Man Charged After Suspected Car Thief Killed

BIG SPRING (August 13, 2014) James Keck, 24, of McCamey was free on $50,000 bond Wednesday after he was charged with murder in the shooting death of a man who allegedly stole his mother’s car from a truck stop, a Howard County jail official said Wednesday.

Bobby Gene Bricker, 42, of Big Spring was shot twice in the head last weekend.

Keck called 911 Saturday night and told dispatchers he was in a vehicle chasing a man in the stolen car at a high rate of speed.

Dispatchers told him to slow down.

An arrest affidavit says Keck told investigators he thought his daughter was in the vehicle and that the suspect had a gun.

In a recording of the 911 call, however, Keck didn’t mention his daughter.