Charges still pending in bondsman shooting

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers

A search warrant was carried out Friday at the residence where two people were shot earlier this week as a Clovis bail bondsman was revoking a bond.

Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said officers found a small amount of marijuana at 305 Gayland Drive, Apartment 3. He said he did not receive an official report on the search and did not know if anything else was found.

Misdemeanor possession charges were issued to the apartment’s residents.

“The purpose of the search warrant was to look for evidence that deals directly with the shooting,” District Attorney Matt Chandler said on Friday.

Hank Bayless, 63, of Hank’s Bail Bonds, was attempting to revoke the bond of Javier Sanchez, 33, on Tuesday morning, officials have said. During the incident, two people were shot — Bayless’ partner Christina Snell, 31, in the leg and Sanchez, in the lower back.

Possible criminal charges in the shooting include “aggravated assault and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon,” Chandler said.

“There have been claims of self-defense and a wide-range of conflicting reports,” Chandler said.

As of Friday afternoon, no criminal charges had been filed.
Snell was treated and released at a Lubbock hospital Wednesday.

Sanchez is being held at the Curry County Detention Center without bond.