Dad of killed bondsmen: 'My loss is tremendous'

Dad of killed bondsmen: 'My loss is tremendous'
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Vince Sims hasn't found the words to describe the pain and shock he is coping with since his two sons were gunned down Thursday night in southwest Bakersfield.

"My loss is tremendous. I'm just, I don't know what to say," he said Saturday morning over the phone.

The father of the two brothers had just learned of an arrest in the homicide case. Police took 26-year-old Stephens Michael Stewart into custody Saturday after a two-hour standoff with the Bakersfield SWAT team in southeast Bakersfield.

Vince Sims said the arrest made him feel a little better, but he knows it will not bring his sons back.

"I just want everybody to know that my boys were the best boys in the world. Any father in their right mind would love to have them as their sons," he said.

Brandon Sims, 26, worked with his father at Bad Dog Bail Bonds. Zachary Sims, 23, had just recently returned from duty overseas with the Navy.

According to Bad Dog Bail Bonds, the brothers were trying to serve a bond warrant on Kamloops Drive, near Gosford Road and Ming Avenue. Bad Dog Bail Bonds said they were looking for a suspect wanted on drug charges who had skipped bail, 24-year-old Zachary Adam Perrick.

The family is planning to hold a candlelight vigil Saturday night to honor the brothers in downtown Bakersfield. It will be held at 8 p.m. at Bad Dog Bail Bonds, 1431 K St. It is open to the public.