DA charges shooterA Superior man accused of attempting to shoot his roommate after a disagreement over living expenses was charged Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
A Superior man accused of attempting to shoot his roommate after a disagreement over living expenses was charged Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Tyler James Stubblefield, 24, faces felony charges of first-degree reckless endangerment by use of a dangerous weapon and attempted first-degree intentional homicide stemming from an incident Thursday night 2418 Banks Ave. Both charges are considered domestic abuse.
Court Commissioner Rebecca Lovejoy continued $100,000 cash bail set during a hearing Friday. As conditions of bail, Stubblefield is to have no contact with his two roommates. In addition, he may not use or possess alcohol or any dangerous weapon.
Defense Attorney Rick Gondik requested a lesser bail amount.
Stubblefield is employed, he told Lovejoy, and will lose his job if he is not released. District Attorney Dan Blank pushed for a higher amount of $200,000 cash. Lovejoy based her decision on the serious nature of the charges.
At about 7 p.m. Thursday officers from the Superior Police Department responded to Banks Avenue on a call of shots fired.
According to the criminal complaint, Stubblefield had consumed a large amount of alcohol prior to the incident.
“I can’t even tell you how much beer I drank,” he told Superior Police Officer Patrick Carey after he’d been handcuffed.
Stubblefield is accused of pointing a loaded shotgun at his roommate’s head. When the roommate grabbed the shotgun and pushed it away, Stubblefield fired off a shot, according to the complaint. As the roommate ran out the door, Stubblefield fired the gun again.
Superior Police found a hole in the kitchen wall and a hole in the living room window, as well as two shot gun shells on the kitchen floor, the complaint states.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 4.