Friday, August 19, 2016
Sheriff: Adams Co. deputy resigned 'months ago'
Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman confirmed Wednesday that Deputy Cody Roland resigned from the sheriff’s office in December. Roland’s resignation came about a month after he and Deputy Brian Wood shot and killed Council rancher Jack Yantis. Last month, the two deputies were cleared by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden in the Nov. 1 shooting. Zollman says Roland took a temporary position out of state, but has since returned to Adams County. Wood remains on paid administrative leave. Wood and Roland say they opened fire after Yantis pointed his gun toward them. Yantis' family maintains he was shot without provocation, and have filed a civil case against the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. The executive director of Idaho Counties Risk Management, Adams County's insurance company, said the company will continue to pay Wood's salary for a "limited time," but Adams County needs to make a decision on the next steps....more