Easton man facing charges in Waylands shooting case
Robert E. Neu has been charged with two counts each of attempted firstdegree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.
— An Easton man has been charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property, illegal possession of a firearm and more in connection with a reported shooting incident on Tuesday, June 5, in the Waylands neighborhood off Dover Road.
Robert E. Neu, 57, of Unit 703 at 8186 June Way has been charged with 14 offenses. According to the charging document, Cpl. G.T. Larrimore Jr. and other Easton police officers responded about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to Neu’s home after receiving a report of shots fired.
Michael Mattox told police he was at Unit 704, 8186 June Way to do construction work on that unit, charging papers state.
According to charging papers, Mattox was sitting in the driver’s seat of his Chevrolet pickup truck, and Jason Pollard was sitting in a vehicle next to him.
A man later identified as Neu approached the truck and used a cordless drill to drill a hole in the front driver’s side tire, leaving the tire flat, charging papers state.
Mattox got out of the truck to confront Neu but was met with three rounds of fire from a black handgun Neu had pulled from his waistband, charging papers state.
Mattox and Pollard fled the scene, escaping into a wooded area, and then called police.
Officers surrounded Neu’s residence, and after several failed attempts to talk Neu out of the residence, SWAT officers entered and apprehended him, charging papers state.
Officers saw several boxes of ammunition in the open throughout the apartment and a handgun lying next to Neu, according to charging papers.
Three shell casings were recovered from the ground in front of Mattox’s truck, and three projectiles were recovered from inside and under the vehicle. The damage to Mattox’s vehicle appeared to be valued at more than $1,500, according to charging papers.
Neu has been charged with two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. He also was charged with malicious destruction of property value over $1,500, illegal possession of a handgun and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence.
According to online records, Neu is being held without bond at the Talbot County Detention Center. A bail review hearing has been scheduled for Monday, June 11, in Talbot County District Court. A preliminary hearing there has been set for June 27.
Robert E. Neu of Easton faces 14 charges, including attempted murder, in connection with a reported shooting incident on Tuesday, June 5, in the Waylands neighborhood.