Idaho Deputies Who Shot, Killed Rancher Face Lawsuit

Oct 13, 2017

The family of an Idaho rancher who was fatally shot by two deputies has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Jack Yantis was killed two years ago after one of his bulls was hit by a car and deputies shot the animal. Yantis arrived with a rifle just as deputies decided to put down the animal.

Authorities have said there was an altercation, and Yantis and two deputies all fired their weapons.

Yantis' family filed the complaint Friday against Adams County, Sheriff Ryan Zollman and former sheriff's deputies Brian Wood and Cody Roland.

The 37-page complaint alleges the sheriff's office violated federal civil rights during and after the shooting of Yantis.

Adams County Under Sheriff Jeff Brown declined to comment on the lawsuit.