Wynashe preliminary hearing recessed until Monday

Thomas Garcia

By Thomas Garcia
Quay County Sun

The preliminary hearing of Tucumcari man charged with shooting another man in the neck at the Redwood Lodge was recessed until Monday.

This proceedings before Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett were to determine if the case against Robert W. Wynashe, 66, would be bound over to district court or dismissed from court.

Wynashe, also known as Chief, is charged with seven felony counts, including aggravated battery, shooting at a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence and criminal damage of property.

The shooting occurred June 1.

The victim, Howard Russell King, 45, was transported the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital by relatives and was later transferred to the intensive care unit of an Amarillo hospital.

The victim’s sister, Tina Molina, has said that her brother was paralyzed from the shooting.
Wynashe pled not guilty to the charges and is being held at the Quay County Detention Center on a $1 million cash bond.
According to court documents:

King was moving out of the Redwood Lodge with help from relatives.

King, a passenger in the front seat of a car, told the driver to stop because someone was motioning to him from the parking lot.

King’s niece, who was in the back seat of the car, said she saw Wynashe with a gun and he shot at the vehicle hitting the passenger side glass and busting it out.

The driver of the car said he did not see who shot at them.