Adams County Sheriff cancels community meeting about rancher Jack Yantis' death

Posted at 10:02 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 12:02:43-04

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Adams County officials say there will not be a community meeting about the November shooting death of a rancher.

The Idaho Statesman reports Sheriff Ryan Zollman had said both at a community meeting in the fall and more recently on July 29th -- the day prosecutors declined to charge the deputies involved, that he planned to hold a public forum about the death of Jack Yantis.

Yantis died in November after one of his bulls was hit by a car. Yantis arrived with a rifle just as deputies decided to put down the animal. Authorities have said there was an altercation, and Yantis and the two deputies all fired their weapons.

Zollman said Monday that there would not be a meeting on the matter because of pending civil litigation.