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San Andreas, CA — Steven Abernathy of West Point has been formally charged with shooting a Glencoe woman last month.

Authorities say Abernathy turned himself in Saturday for the attempted murder of Shana Sakata. Sakata was shot once in the face at a home in West Point. She was treated and released for her injuries.

At an arraignment Tuesday Abernathy was charged with unlawful assault with a firearm, destroying or concealing documentary evidence and dissuading a witness.

A bail hearing will take place April 10 at 3 p.m. in Department 2 of Calaveras County Superior Court. A preliminary hearing will take place April 20 at 2 p.m. also in Department 2.

Abernathy´s bail was decreased from $500,000 to $340,000. He remains in the Calaveras County Jail.

Written by Vanessa Turner.

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