Texas Murder Suspect Spotted Near Speedway, Arrested

Authorities say a man suspected of killing his uncle during a land dispute in Texas was arrested after coming to Florida to attend NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal  reports 50-year-old Joe Earl Smith told police who arrested him that he was in town "for the races."

Daytona Beach Shores police spokesman Lt. Mike Fowler says Smith's family had informed investigators he was likely heading to Florida for the Daytona 500.

Officers spotted his SUV parked in a lot next to City Hall.

Fowler says Smith told investigators he shot 68-year-old Jack Smith over a land dispute in Marion County, Texas. Joe Smith told authorities his family had been evicted.

He's being held without bond. Records don't say whether he has a lawyer.

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