Bond Reduced In Attempted Murder Case

An attempted murder suspect involved in one of the Grand Valley's most intense manhunts gets his million dollar bond reduced.

Charles Pruitt is accused of shooting James Finnegan six times and leaving him for dead in the desert north of Grand Junction in November of 2005.

Tuesday morning Judge Diester lowered his $1 million bond to a $400,000 personal recognizance bond and a $100,000 cash bond.

The District Attorney's Office asked the judge not to lower the bond because of Pruitt's criminal history. But the defense argued that Pruitt has truthfully and openly provided information to law enforcement about the case.

Pruitt has been in the Mesa County Jail for more than 580 days on charges of attempted first degree murder and first degree assault with a deadly weapon.

The attempted murder suspect remains behind bars.


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