Ingram waives hearing rights

Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun

A Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girfriend has waived his rights to a preliminary hearing in Quay County Magistrate Court.

Earl Moses Ingram, 31, was scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Garnett ordered Ingram bound over for trial in district court.

Ingram was wanted on multiple felony charges, accused of attempting to kill Amber Simpson, 27, of Tucumcari on July 24.

Ingram had been released twice from the Quay County Detention Center while he awaited trial on charges he assaulted Amber Simpson in April.

Ingram was released on an own-recognizance bond by Garnett after an April arrest. Records show Garnett revoked the bond May 23 after Simpson filed complaints accusing Ingram of threatening her.

Then District Court Judge Albert J. Mitchell released Ingram on July 21 for two weeks so he could visit his children, records show. Mitchell ordered Ingram to “stay away” from Simpson.

Three days later police said Ingram beat Simpson, stole her car and led police on a high-speed chase before escaping on foot.

He was captured two weeks later in Clovis.