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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:00 am

Pioneer staff reports

DEADWOOD — The man accused of shooting two men in Deadwood Friday appeared in court this morning.

Terry Louis Willis, 49, of Deadwood appeared before Fourth Circuit Court Judge Warren Johnson where he was told the state intended to charge him with two counts of first degree attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault. His appearance hearing was continued until Friday morning, when he will appear with counsel or have a lawyer appointed to him at that time.

He is being held without bond at the Lawrence County Jail.

Willis was arrested Friday morning after police say he shot two of his neighbors.

At 10:03 a.m. police responded to a shooting at 299 Williams St. Once there they found Willis sitting on steps at the residence with the loaded .357 magnum in close proximity.

Willis stands accused of shooting Terry Steinbach and his grown son Monty Steinbach.

Monty Steinbach was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to Rapid City Regional Hospital where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Terry Steinbach was treated at Deadwood Regional Hospital for a gunshot wound to the wrist. He was later transferred to Spearfish Regional Hospital. Both men are recovering from their wounds at home.

Police charged Willis with two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Police declined to comment on the motive for the shooting.

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