Olympic Wrestler And Soldier Accused Of Poaching Deer At Car Dealership

By: KKTV
By: KKTV
An Olympian and Fort Carson soldier is accused of hunting a deer at a Colorado Springs car dealership.

Credit: AP

An Olympian and Fort Carson soldier is accused of hunting a deer at a Colorado Springs car dealership.

Police were called to the Lexus dealership near 8th Street and Brookside Thursday evening after witnesses reported seeing a man stalking a deer with a bow and arrow. When officers and official with the Department of Wildlife got to the dealership, they found the animal mortally wounded. A spokeswoman with DOW told our partners at The Gazette that the deer still had an arrow sticking out of its hind end.

The deer was euthanized.

Witnesses described the man they had seen hunting the deer, and based on the description authorities were able to track him down to the Walmart parking lot on 8th Street. Police say 39-year-old Dremiel Byers was cited on several hunting and wildlife violations.

Fort Carson confirmed to The Gazette that the suspect is currently a sergeant first class stationed at the Mountain Post. Byers is also reportedly a two-time Olympic wrestler (2008 and 2012), and won the silver medal at the World Championships in 2009.


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