Judge denies bond reduction for shooting suspect

Judge Mary Lynne James Tuesday denied a request to lower bond for a Craig woman charged in the alleged shooting of her boyfriend last month.

Sandra Moore, 49, has been held at the Moffat County Jail on $250,000 bond since her arrest March 20.

Sheryl Uhlmann, Moore's public defender, argued her client is indigent and would look for a job while living with her son in Cedar Ridge if released on bond.

Moore has no prior felony convictions, according to Uhlmann.

But James ultimately agreed with Deputy District Attorney David Waite on public safety concerns. Waite, citing interviews in the case, suggested past alleged violent acts by Moore.

"But for a little better aim we would have a dead victim," Waite said.

Moore is charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and prohibited use of a weapon after court documents allege she shot 48-year-old Ron Wyatt in the chest while he was lying on a couch at the couple's Yampa Avenue home.

A second shot from a .357 Taurus handgun struck a television in the room, according to Moore's arrest affidavit.

Moore's case will return to James' court May 27 for a preliminary hearing.

Paul Shockley can be reached at 824-7031 or at pshockley@craigdailypress.com.

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