A Spokane man who police say would have killed a man had his gun not malfunctioned has been charged with attempted murder.
Carlos Himminez "Atlanta" Hodges, 38, was armed with a handgun when he confronted Kenneth Watkins at Watkins' home in the 1000 block of East 14th Avenue on Dec. 23, charges allege.
Hodges, who allegedly kicked in the front door about 4:38 a.m., demanded Watkins take him to his medical marijuana grow and hit Watkins with the gun when Watkins tried to disarm him, according to court documents.
Hodges stole marijuana, police say, but Watkins said he refused to take him to the basement because he feared Hodges would kill him there.
"Hodges then pointed the gun at Watkins and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not discharge," according to court documents. "Hodges then ran away."
Police completed their investigation in April. Hodges was charged this month with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and attempted first-degree robbery. He remains in jail on $150,000 bond after appearing in Spokane County Superior Court last week.