Today, a Tucumcari man will face an attempted murder charge in connection with a June 1 shooting at Redwood Lodge.
Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett rescheduled the pre-trial hearing for 9 a.m. today.
On July 6, state prosecutor Orlando Torres amended the charges facing Robert W. Wynashe.
Wynashe faced felony charges of aggravated battery and shooting at a motor vehicle when he was arrested June 1.
He’s being held on $1 million bond at the Quay County Detention Center.
Wynashe, 66, is charged with shooting Howard Russell King, 45, at the Redwood Lodge.
The defense attorney for Wynashe, Ben Mondragon, asked that his client’s pre-trial hearing be postponed so he’ll have time to defend against the amended charge.
Family members have said King is in intensive care at an Amarillo hospital and is paralyzed as a result of the shooting.
According to court documents, King was moving out of the Redwood Lodge with help from relatives when he was shot while sitting in the front seat of a car.
King told police Wynashe shot him., according to court documents.
Wynashe pleaded not guilty in a June 4 court appearance.
• A pre-trial conference regarding animal cruelty charges against Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca has been scheduled for August 4.
The conference was postponed because the prosecuting officer was not available to appear on July 15, for the court proceedings.
Tucumcari Police Officer Clay Cullison is the officer prosecuting the misdemeanor case against Apodaca. The Quay County District Attorney's office has declined to prosecute the case, court records show. Prosecution now falls to the officer, a court official said.
Apodaca, 61, has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals, alleged to have occurred on April 19, according to court records.
Apodaca is accused of dragging a dog alongside his car. His attorney has said he is innocent of the charge.