The criminal trial for three men charged with attempted capital murder in the March shooting of a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy is scheduled to start Jan. 25, authorities said Tuesday.
Charles D. Bowser, 18, of Kansas City, and Dyron M. King, 24, and Cecil D. Meggerson, 35, both of Kansas City, Kan., are accused of trying to kill Scott Wood on March 4.
Wood, who had just gotten off work, was driving home when he stopped at the 7-Eleven near 44th Street and Shawnee Drive. Three robbers soon walked in. He was shot multiple times.
Bowser, King and Meggerson were arrested shortly afterward and charged in connection with another robbery that occurred that day before Wood was wounded.
Between the two crimes, each man faces four counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of armed criminal possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.
They are being held in lieu of $1 million bonds.
Wood spent more than two weeks in the hospital and underwent reconstructive surgery to repair his jaw.