Sheridan resident Eddie Delk had his Initial Appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday. Delk is charged with Aggravated Assault and Battery for allegedly shooting Kenny Rosalez in the neck this past Saturday night in Sheridan.
The incident that led to the shooting occurred just before 9 pm on March 19th, when Rosalez stopped by the home of Roger and Dixie Bettcher, the parents of his ex-wife Stacie Rosalez. Delk is a former boyfriend of Stacie Rosalez, and was outside the residence when Kenny Rosalez showed up.
Charging documents state that the two men began to argue and Rosalez punched Delk, knocking him to the ground. That's when Delk went to his truck and retrieved a .357 handgun and shot Rosalez in the upper collar bone-lower neck area before leaving the scene.
Rosalez told officers that Delk began pushing and swinging at him, so he “knocked him to the ground”. Delk stated to officers about the shooting that “it was an accident, he punched me and I just wanted to scare him, I tripped and pulled the trigger.”
Sheridan County and Prosecuting Attorney for the State, Matt Redle, requested a high bond be set for Delk due to the nature of the crime. Redle also indicated to the Court that it's possible that the charge may be amended in the future to Attempted Murder.
Circuit Court Judge John Sampson set a $50,000 cash bond and advised Delk that he is to have no contact with the victim, Stacie Roszlez, or her parents while the case proceeds through the courts.