ISP turns over Yantis investigation to AG Office

Posted at 4:23 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 20:10:07-05

The Idaho State Police Thursday turned over the results of its investigation into the officer-involved shooting that took place on November 1st of last year in Adams County.

The incident occurred after Adams County Sheriff's deputies responded to a vehicle crash on US 95 involving a bull owned by Council resident Jack Yantis. During the incident Mr. Yantis was shot and killed. The Idaho State Police were requested to investigate the incident and detectives began the investigation on-scene that Sunday night.

Over the course of the past four months, ISP detectives have interviewed over forty people, examined all evidence collected and reviewed forensic reports from various forensic laboratories.

"We appreciate the patience displayed by the individuals involved, as well as the public during the investigation,” said ISP Captain Bill Gardiner.

Detectives met with members of the Idaho Attorney General's Office, who are acting as the special prosecutors in this case, Thursday afternoon to review the evidence and turn the case results over to their office.

ISP detectives have communicated with the AG's Office and kept prosecutors informed with the progress and status of the investigation in an effort bring it to conclusion as quickly as possible. ISP will continue to work with the AG's Office during their review of the case.

"We recognize that this is a high profile case with a lot of public interest," Idaho Attorney General's Office spokesman Todd Dvorak explained. "But we also understand that it's important to take our time to be thorough, and careful, and we recognize that you only get one chance at doing justice right."