Names of Deputies Involved in Shooting of Idaho Rancher Released
COUNCIL, Idaho (KTVB) - The Adams County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the deputies involved in the fatal shooting of Council rancher Jack Yantis on Nov. 1.
The two deputies were identified Monday afternoon as Cody Rolland and Brian Wood. The sheriff's office said Rolland has been employed as full-time deputy by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office since July 2015 but has been an Idaho certified peace officer since 2000. Wood has been employed by the sheriff's office since June 2013.
Authorities have said the incident began when a Subaru station wagon crashed into a bull on US 95 north of Council at about 6:45 p.m. Emergency responders and Adams County deputies responded and were working to extricate the two people inside the car. Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman said the bull, which was injured in the collision, started charging at emergency responders and other vehicles.
Deputies were getting ready to put the animal down when the bull's owner, 62-year-old Jack Yantis, arrived on the scene with a rifle. Zollman said dispatchers had called Yantis after the crash, telling him that the bull that was hit appeared to be his, and was down on the highway near his house. What happened next is still under investigation, but Zollman said there was an altercation and Yantis and both deputies all fired their weapons.