Hexum will allow vehicle swab and fingerprints
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Devin Hexum, accused of being involved in both a shooting of a man south of Granite Falls and a related police chase through Lyon and Lincoln counties, declined to speak in a district court appearance Monday in Granite Falls.
Defense attorney Greg Holmstrom told District Judge Thomas Van Hon that his client, Hexum, 21, of Balaton, would stand mute to the charges of second-degree attempted murder with intent – not premeditated and first-degree assault. He is currently being held on a $1 million bail, as he was deemed a possible threat and flight risk by the prosecution during his first court appearance on July 24.
Hexum agreed to be finger and palm printed, as well as to vehicle swab. The State moved that the fingerprints be run against the possible prints on the shell casings found at the scene of the July 18 shooting.
Von Hon approved a settlement conference hearing for Hexum, scheduled to appear in front of Judge Dwayne Knutson on September 8 in Montevideo at 10:30 a.m.
Hexum is accused of shooting Daniel Lee Scheff, 30, of Montevideo in the early morning hours of July 18, shortly before robbing Scheff of his wallet.
On the morning on the 18th, Scheff was shot five times, three in the abdomen and chest area and two in the arm. He was rushed to the Granite Falls Emergency Room before being airlifted to HCMC.
The Scheff family declined to make a statement other than to say that Daniel is still recovering in the hospital. He is expected to live, albeit after a long rehabilitation.