A preliminary hearing for a Kamiah man accused of attempted murder has been postponed until next month.
41-year-old Steven Francis is charged with three felony counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting on July 31, 2011.
A hearing was originally scheduled for Thursday, but was delayed until Nov. 2 to allow for the appointment of a new judge after Magistrate Stephen Calhoun was disqualified from the case.
Francis was allegedly involved in the shooting that occurred at the Kamiah home of Bradford Duncan. Court records say five men went into Duncan’s home the day of the shooting carrying weapons and looking for Francis. Three people were treated at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for gunshot wounds, but there were no fatalities.
Francis fled the area, but was arrested earlier this month in North Dakota. He is being held in the Lewis County Jail on $50,000 bond.
Two other men involved in the shooting were charged with aggravated assault, attempted robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime. Charges against the men were dismissed in January. However, Lewis County prosecutors may re-file the charges.