SANTA FE (KRQE) - It seemed like an open and shut case, a man caught on camera opening fire on a speed van, but more than a year later the case is at a standstill.
Scott Powell, a retired executive, was arrested and charged in connection with that shooting last April since then though he and his case have dropped off the radar.
His attorney, Dan Cron said there is a reason for that.
"There were a number of issues, many of them medically related that Scott had and we needed to address those issues," Cron said.
Those issues had Cron waive his clients right to a speedy trial.
Powell has cancer, since getting out of jail last May he's been seeking treatment out of state.
Cron told KRQE News 13 in an interview Tuesday that his client is doing better now.
"Probably in about the next month things are going to start to move forward toward resolution," said Cron.
He would not speculate on what that would be saying only that he is working with prosecutors to resolve the case in Powell's best interest.
For his part, Powell has always denied it is him in the video. He did tell police he approached a speed van one night to dispute a ticket but when he saw no officer he drove off.
Our calls to the Santa Fe County District Attorney's Office for their take on the status of the case and to see if a plea deal was in the works were not returned.
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