Three North Platte men accused in last week’s shooting appeared in Lincoln County Court today.
Britton Renfrow, 21, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and had his case bound over to Lincoln County District Court. Renfrow is charged with Attempted Robbery, Possession of Oxycontin, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony and 2nd Degree Assault.
Matthew Bobo, 28, had his case continued. Bobo is charged with Attempted Robbery, Possession of a Defaced Firearm and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Ethen Bentley, 21, also had his case continued and is charged with Attempted Robbery and Accessory to a Felony.
Police say the three men picked up 30-year-old Benjamin Newman, near 17th Street and Sheridan Avenue, on April 11 in order to purchase methamphetamine.
When Newman pulled out a scale to weigh the drug, Renfrow allegedly pulled out a gun and told Newman to get out of the car. When Newman tried to flee, he was shot in the leg. Renfrow claims the gun went off accidentally, but Investigators believe Renfrow was the trigger man.
Newman went to Great Plains Regional Medical Center to get treatment for his gunshot wound and Police were contacted. Newman’s injury was not life threatening.