A Vancouver man made his first appearance in court Wednesday on suspicion of shooting a man during an alleged marijuana robbery.
Chuck Slanaker, 30, who was shot multiple times during the incident, appeared before Clark County Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard in a wheelchair. The defendant, who had a breathing tube and was escorted by a nurse, was released from the hospital Tuesday.
The judge set bail at $500,000. Slanaker is being held on suspicion of first-degree assault with a weapon enhancement, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm.
“It appears Mr. Slanaker isn’t going anywhere,” Woolard said.
Arraignment was set for Nov. 18 and attorney Greg Schile was appointed to represent Slanaker.
Slanaker was allegedly involved in a shootout with Rickie Landacre, 58, very early on the morning of Nov. 3 at Landacre’s home at 1416 N.E. 131st Ave. in the Fircrest neighborhood. Landacre told police that he met Sharita Martin and two other women at a bar in Portland and brought them back to his house earlier in the evening. According to court documents, Landacre and Martin discussed him paying her for sex.
At the house, police said Martin called Slanaker, her boyfriend, and told him that Landacre had marijuana plants in his house, triggering an alleged plan to rob him. Martin and one of her friends then left, police said.