Tucumcari man pleads not guilty in shooting

Freedom New Mexico

TUCUMCARI — Robert W. Wynashe, 66, of Tucumcari pled not guilty in court Thursday to charges stemming from the shooting of another man in the parking lot of the Redwood Lodge.

Howard Russell King was shot in the neck Monday.

He was transferred from Tucumcari Memorial Hospital to the intensive care unit of an Amarillo hospital, where a spokesperson declined to release King’s condition.

Wynashe, also known as “Chief,” was ordered assigned a lawyer and pled not guilty to seven felony counts, including aggravated battery, shooting at a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence and criminal damage of property.