TAMPA — Charges against a former Marine accused of trying to kill a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy were upgraded Wednesday.
Matthew Lane Buendia, 24, remains in jail while the question of whether he should be allowed to go free on bail is decided.
A hearing on his on-again, off-again bail that was set for this afternoon was postponed and has not been rescheduled.
Buendia is accused of shooting Deputy Lyonelle De Veaux three times as she responded to a domestic violence call involving him last week at his Carrollwood apartment complex.
Under new charges filed by the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office, he now faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, domestic violence strangulation and domestic violence.
Those charges add the aggravated battery count and upgrade the attempted murder count from second-degree to first-degree.
Buendia's previous charge of with tampering with a witness was dropped by the State Attorney's Office, said Detective Larry McKinnon, a Sheriff's Office spokesman.
On Sunday, a judge had set a bail at $65,000 for Buendia.
Moments later, an upset Sheriff David Gee asked for a reconsideration and another judge heard the issue Monday. This time, a judge ordered Buendia held without bail until another hearing today.
The Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office requested that bail hearing be postponed.
A status hearing on the case will be held this morning,