(Riverton, Wyo.) – Wendell Moss has been charged with attempted murder in the second degree in the Oct. 11 stabbing of his 30-year-old brother Darrell Moss.
The attempted murder charge carries with it a minimum sentence of 20 years if he is convicted. Wendell Moss is also charged with aggravated battery, which carries a possible punishment of up to 10 years in prison.
Wendell Moss was ordered held on a $500,000 cash bond by Riverton Circuit Court Judge Wesley A. Roberts, and his preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 23.
The incident in question alleged occurred on the 900 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton on the afternoon of Oct. 11.
According to an affidavit filed in the case, Fremont County Sheriff’s Det. Eric Granlund was informed by other law enforcement that Darrell Moss identified his brother as the stabber. Reportedly a Wanda Willow also identified Wendell Moss as the perpetrator.
“The victim, Darrell Moss, Jr., was observed to have a puncture wound in the right side of his chest that appeared to be bleeding,” states the affidavit. The court documents also state that Darrell Moss was stabilazed at Riverton Memorial Hospital before being transferred to Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.