A Tucumcari man will face an attempted murder charge in connection with a June 1 shooting at Redwood Lodge, a state prosecutor told court officials on Monday.
The defense attorney for Robert W. Wynashe asked that his client’s pre-trial hearing scheduled Monday be postponed so he’ll have time to defend against the amended charge.
Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett rescheduled the pre-trial hearing for 9 a.m. July 29.
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.
Family members have said King is in intensive care at an Amarillo hospital where he 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.
Wynashe pleaded not guilty in a June 4 court appearance.