May 8, 2016

Yantis Shooting Update

Filed under: Probable Cause — Tags: , — Bill @ 12:09 pm

19117510-mmmainOpenCdA’s earlier posts reported the death of Council, Idaho, rancher Jack Yantis after his encounter with two Adams County, Idaho, deputy sheriffs on November 1, 2015.

The Idaho State Police was asked to investigate the incident which resulted in Yantis’s death.

On March 10, 2016, the Idaho State Police delivered the results of its investigation to the Idaho Attorney General’s Office.  The AG’s office is serving as the special prosecutor.

Between March 10, 2016, and today, there have been no news releases about this incident on the AG’s office Media Center webpage.  Presumably the AG’s assessment is to determine if any state criminal charges should be filed in Yantis’s death.

Shortly after the November 1 incident, a group of Council-area citizens started a Facebook page titled “Justice for Jack“.  It has been updated fairly regularly.


  1. Yantis choose the outcome of this incident and justice was served. The so-called Justice for Yantis people is trying to use his death for their own recruitment to their misguided cause. Anytime anyone joins in on an armed revolt something bad is going to happen

    Comment by Mike Teague — May 8, 2016 @ 2:47 pm

  2. Mike,

    We’ll have to wait and see what the results of the ISP investigation show and what the AG’s special prosecutor decides to charge or not charge.

    I believe the Feebs had also pended an investigation to determine if Yantis’ civil rights were violated by the deputies. I’ve heard nothing more about that at all, so I don’t know if a case was actually numbered up or not.

    Comment by Bill — May 8, 2016 @ 3:15 pm

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