A man suspected of shooting at an occupied parked car in Dolores then fleeing was arrested and detained Friday by Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Dustin Ray Wall, 30, was taken into custody at a residence on County Road T and charged with attempted second-degree murder for a shooting that occurred April 26 on Second Street in Dolores. The victim was uninjured.
In a court appearance Monday, Wall was issued a $100,000 cash-only bail by Montezuma County Judge JenniLynn Lawrence.
Lawrence also issued a protection order prohibiting Wall from any contact with the reported victim.
According to the arrest warrant and witnesses, the day of the shooting Wall allegedly drove a white pickup alongside a Chevy Impala occupied by a man he knew and fired two shots from a handgun.
Bullets hit doors of the car, which was parked on Second Street. The victim was not hit.
According to witnesses, the pickup then left the scene. The truck was found abandoned on Linden Street in Cortez and impounded. After an investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Wall.
After the shooting, witnesses said the victim in the Impala moved the vehicle to another location on Second Street. At first, he could not be located, but was later found hiding in the Impala’s trunk.
According to the arrest warrant, “while preparing the vehicle to be towed, we heard someone knock on the trunk of the vehicle from the inside.”
Upon being released from the trunk, the victim told officers he was hiding because he had a warrant out for his arrest, which was true, and he was taken into custody, according to sheriff’s officials.
La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies provided back up during the arrest of Wall, Nowlin said. Wall’s next court appearance is at 2 p.m. May 29 for filing of charges.