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$500,000 bond set for accused Hawk Springs shooter

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A $500,000 cash bond has been set for the man accused of shooting a Hawk Springs man at a restaurant.

William Schlager Jr. was arraigned on charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm While Committing a Felony, Attempted Robbery, Aggravated Assault & Battery, and Use or Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felony Offenses

Court Magistrate Ed Buchanan also made Schlager sign a waiver of extradition, and cannot travel beyond Goshen County,Wyoming and Larimer County, Colorado.

Schlager appeared without any legal council this afternoon, and will have to come back to court early next week to see if he qualifies for a court appointed lawyer.

The incident began shortly after 8:00 p.m. Saturday April 26th, Deputies from the Goshen County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to The Emporium in Hawk Springs, Wyoming for a reported shooting.

When Deputies arrived, they found one victim, Timothy Toedter of Hawk Springs, Wyoming, with a gunshot wound being attended to by medics from the Hawk Springs Fire Department.  Deputies soon learned the suspect had fled the scene southbound on US Highway 85.  The victim was transported by medics to  Regional West Hospital in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Troopers from the Wyoming Highway Patrol apprehended Schlager  north of Cheyenne on US Highway 85 and he was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Goshen County Sheriff Donald J. Murphy says the shooting left Toedter paralyzed.

Schlager also had an outstanding arrest warrant from Goshen County from 1996 for failure to appear. Judge Buchanan set a $1,500 cash bond for that matter.
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