A Simms, Texas, man accused of shooting and then driving the victim to a Texarkana emergency room was indicted Thursday by a Bowie County grand jury.
Barry Kendall Green, 35, faces five to 99 years or life in prison if convicted of shooting Michael Hooks with a 12 gauge shotgun Sept. 18. According to a probable cause affidavit, Green shot Hooks at Hooks’s home on County Road 4240 after fighting with an ex-girlfriend at a residence on County Road 4239.
Bowie County Sheriff’s Office deputies were en route to the 4239 address in response to a disturbance call when dispatchers advised that he was on his way to a home on 4240. Before deputies could get to Hooks’ house on 4240, dispatchers advised deputies that Hooks had been shot by Green and that Green was driving him to the hospital.
Hooks’ son reported that he heard his father yelling for him before finding him on the floor with Green standing over him. The son said Green loaded Hooks up in his 2009 Silverado pickup after promising to take him to the hospital.
Bowie County deputies and members of the Hooks, Texas, Police Department caught up to the Chevy truck as it traveled along Interstate 30 toward Texarkana. Despite their lights and sirens, Green allegedly didn’t stop until he reached the emergency room at St. Michael’s Hospital in Texarkana.
Inside the truck officers noticed a large amount of blood on the passenger seat. In the driver’s seat they allegedly found shells for a 12 gauge shotgun.
Green is currently in jail. Bail is set at $100,000.