Attempted Murder Charge Dropped in Gillette
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Campbell County prosecutors have dismissed an attempted second-degree murder charge filed after an August 2015 shooting at a Gillette hotel because the alleged victim refuses to testify.
Prosecutors say 26-year-old Leon Harlson Jr. and his father were angry with Paul Martin, who was fired for driving a company truck to a bar and for pestering them to re-hire him.
Gillette police said Martin was in a hotel room on Aug. 4, 2015 when he heard tapping on the bathroom window. He told officers he looked out and saw Harlson Jr. with a pistol. He said he walked away and five shots were fired into the room. Martin was not injured.
Chief Deputy County Attorney Nathan Henkes says he moved for dismissal because Martin was no longer willing to help with the case.