A 28-year-old Eudora man is facing attempted capital murder charges in connection with the May 7 shooting of another Eudora man.
Charles Evan Smith, Jr. is alleged to have fired a .22 revolver into the face of Darryl G. Watson at Watson’s home on Taylor Street in Eudora. Watson was critically wounded in the shooting.
Smith, formerly of New Orleans, Louisiana, is charged with attempted capital murder, aggravated residential burglary and felon in possession of a firearm, according to criminal information filed by 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen.
During an investigation into the shooting, law enforcement officers collected physical evidence and interviewed witnesses that subsequently led to Smith’s arrest.
Because Smith previously had been convicted of one or more felonies, he faces enhanced penalties if convicted. If convicted of attempted capital murder he faces 10 to 60 years or life in prison. The same penalties apply to aggravated residential burglary. If convicted of possessing a firearm, Smith faces five to 30 years in prison.