Charges dropped in attempted-murder case

first_imgThe Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Thursday dropped a slew of charges — including attempted murder — filed against two men accused in the stabbing of an acquaintance.Vancouver defense attorney Shon Bogar told The Columbian that he received an email shortly before noon from the prosecution, explaining that the case against his client, Troy D. Meyers, and his co-defendant, Michael Conley, had been dismissed. The prosecution cited the dismissal as being “in the interest of justice,” court records show.Conley, 50, and Meyers, 47, were facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping and intimidating a witness. Meyers was also charged with tampering with a witness and possession of methamphetamine.The charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning they could be refiled at a later date.Bogar said he was surprised by the news, because during a hearing last week, he had asked a judge to dismiss the case, but the prosecution objected.To his knowledge, nothing had changed since that hearing, he said, and there hadn’t been any new evidence shared with the defense.He asked the prosecution if the decision to dismiss has anything to do with Clark County sheriff’s Detective Kevin Harper — the lead on the case — who’s under criminal investigation. However, Bogar has not received a response confirming that, he said.last_img

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