Charges Reduced For Man Accused Of Shooting At Son
A man accused of shooting at his teenage son will stand trial on two counts of attempted second-degree murder, a judge ordered Thursday.
Christopher Tucker, 48, also is charged with possession of methamphetamine, firing a weapon into an occupied vehicle and using a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime.
The Kootenai County prosecutor first charged Tucker with two counts of attempted first-degree murder earlier this month. The charges were reduced after Tucker’s preliminary hearing Thursday.
Kootenai County Sheriff’s officials say Tucker fired several shots at his ex-wife’s friend and his 14-year-old son Clay J. Tucker who was riding in a car with her.
The incident occurred when Stacey Dreher, 34, was driving the teen near Dalton Gardens, according to the sheriff’s department.
The boy told sheriff’s officials that his father stepped out of a pickup truck and fired about eight shots at the car the boy was in.
Dreher and the Tucker youth drove away and were not injured.
Dianna M. Isbell, 27, was with Christopher Tucker when he fired the shots, according to a sheriff’s report. She will stand trial on a charge of accessory to attempted murder and possession of methamphetamine.
She is being held at the Kootenai County Jail on $250,000. Tucker is being held on $270,600 bail.
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