Fegenbush Ln. shooting suspect appears in court, bond set at $25K

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by Brooke Hasch

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 15 at 12:54 PM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville man is behind bars Tuesday after a deadly dispute with his landlord.

Anthony Jecker, 54, is suspected in the shooting death of 49-year-old James Scott Tolle inside his Manor Brook Apartment complex in the Norfolk neighborhood.

Tolle's father told WHAS 11 News his son had been in a dispute with Jecker over his electric bill, totaling $58. When Jecker didn't pay it, Tolle cut off his electricity. Tensions only escalated from there.

"The neighborhood is just really shocked. Everybody around here is just freaking out," neighbor Mary Welch said. "I'm just having a real hard time grasping that my friend, that I talk to everyday, on a daily basis killed somebody."

Tolle died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

"Sixty dollars ain't worth killing somebody for. Take them to court," Welch said.

Instead, Jecker appeared before a judge Tuesday morning on charges of murder and tampering with evidence, after police said he attempted to dispose of the gun. The judge set his bond at $25,000 cash only, on the conditions he not speak to Tolle's family or carry a firearm.

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