Mom, daughter wait on reward money from Kid Rock

Mom, daughter wait on reward money from Kid Rock

Posted: Updated:

Surveillance video from Kid Rock's home in Independence Township on July 31, 2013 shows a man ramming his truck through the gate and stumbling around on his crutches. Investigators released this video and asked for help identifying the suspect. Kid Rock even publicly announced a five thousand dollar reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

Susan Carroll and her daughter, Melissa Cooley, were watching the news and recognized the man right away. They called police.

"I couldn't believe it. I didn't want to believe it. I didn't want to believe that he would stoop that low, but that's what addiction does. It makes people do things they would never do in their right mind," Cooley tells Fox 2's Amy Lange.

"Brian was in a downward spiral. We knew that, and we were hoping he'd get some help," Carroll adds.

Brian Keith and Cooley had just broken up. Not only did she recognize her ex on the surveillance video, he had also texted her from Kid Rock's home the night of the attempted break in.

The texts say:
'Just got an invitation to go to kid rocks on my way'
'I'm at his house ... I have a got Rock's car for the night ... and he has fountains'

"I did not think he was there at all because he wouldn't send me pictures or anything," Cooley says.

But Keith was there and has since been sentenced to 46 months to 20 years in prison for it.  And now Carroll and Cooley are wondering about that reward money, after calling in the tip at the beginning of August. Oakland County Sheriff's Investigators confirm that tip led to the arrest and conviction of Keith.

Melissa and her young son, with Keith, are trying to start over and say that five thousand dollars would really help out.

"It would be nice to get the reward money. I just got a job and money's been kind of tight with the baby but, hopefully it will come through," Cooley says.

Fox 2 called a representative for Kid Rock to find out when the family can expect the reward money.

  • Amy LangeMore from Amy LangeMore>>

  • Two in custody after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Two in custody after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:24:06 GMT
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
  • Three arrested after military reservist killed during carjacking

    Three arrested after military reservist killed during carjacking

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:01:39 GMT
    A third suspect is under arrest in the carjacking and murder of a young man outside the Superland Market at Schoolcraft Road and Rutland Street Monday night.
    A third suspect is under arrest in the carjacking and murder of a young man outside the Superland Market at Schoolcraft Road and Rutland Street Monday night.
  • Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

    Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:10:35 GMT
    A raging fire happens in Roseville and of all places to be struck by lightning - the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated."I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said. Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly. When he finally answered, it was bad news."The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mot...
    A raging fire happens in Roseville and of all places to be struck by lightning - the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated."I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said. Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly. When he finally answered, it was bad news."The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mot...
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Worker rescued from trench collapse in Pittsfield Township

    Worker rescued from trench collapse in Pittsfield Township

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:51:01 GMT
    Emergency crews are at the scene of an apparent trench collapse in Pittsfield Township.
    Emergency crews are at the scene of an apparent trench collapse in Pittsfield Township.
  • Two in custody after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Two in custody after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:24:06 GMT
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
  • How honest are we, Detroit?

    How honest are we, Detroit?

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:45:12 GMT
    A national social experiment took place in Detroit Wednesday and the results will show just how honest we really are.
    A national social experiment took place in Detroit Wednesday and the results will show just how honest we really are.
Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices