A Rapid City man accused of trying to kill his former girlfriend during an argument last year is set to go to trial in May.

Zachery Moore, 24, is facing multiple charges in Pennington County, the most serious of which is attempted first-degree murder. Police say he shot at his ex-girlfriend after she refused him entry into her Rapid Valley home in July. Moore has pleaded not guilty.

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At a hearing Monday, 7th Circuit Judge Robert Mandel scheduled Moore for a three-day jury trial starting May 22. This will be followed by a one-day trial on Moore’s earlier charges of meth possession and use.

The most serious allegation against him, attempted murder, carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison. Prosecutors say he has previously been convicted of burglary, which could enhance certain sentences if he is convicted.

Contact Tiffany Tan at tiffany.tan@rapidcityjournal.com.

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Cops and Courts Reporter

Cops and courts reporter for the Rapid City Journal