Attempted murder suspect arrested

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Asked to appear in court by summons, a Craig man charged with attempted murder was arrested Tuesday morning after showing up before Judge Mary Lynne James.

James then ordered 30-year-old Joseph McGill held without bond at Moffat County

Jail, before later setting bond in the case at $100,000 during a separate hearing in the afternoon.

McGill's bond could be modified after a hearing today with James and David Waite, the deputy

district attorney prosecuting the

case.

Waite was not in court Tuesday.

McGill is charged with attempted second-degree murder and attempted first-degree assault, serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon -- both class-four felonies.

A conviction on either charge could send McGill to state prison for two to eight years, or, one to 16 years if a judge finds mitigating or aggravating circumstances.

McGill allegedly fired a handgun at a motorist driving in front of his Fourth Street mobile home the night of Nov. 14.

One bullet was recovered from the rear gate of the alleged victim's car, according to Craig police, who have not recovered the weapon.

At least one witness inside of McGill's home that night claims to have watched McGill identify the driver, run out an open front door, before hearing three shots, police have said.

Bonnie Roesink -- deputy district attorney filling in for Waite --

asked James to set bond at

$500,000.

"This is a serious crime," said Roesink, adding that McGill, the alleged victim and that person's relatives have had "other contact since this happened."

"They believe their lives would be in danger," she said.

An emotional McGill denied the Nov. 14 incident.

"I let police check my house. I had nothing to hide," he said Tuesday afternoon in a hearing by telephone

conference.

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