Samuel Carter and Brent Curnow: Boulder cops charged in elk shooting resign
|A screen capture from the website linked to Officer Curnow's taxidermy business.|
• 2:56 a.m. January 1, Carter to Curnow: "Found wapiti you up."The conclusion of the affidavit based on these texts and other information: "It is apparent that Carter was not acting within the scope of his authority as a Colorado Peace Officer to euthanize a morbidly sick or injured animal."
• 3:55 a.m., Curnow to Carter: "Yep."
• 4:14 a.m. Carter to Curnow: "Should I go Hunting."
• 5:56 a.m., Carter to Boulder County Sheriff Deputy Jeff George, who is said to have helped pick up the elk's carcass: "Elk 9/Mapleton."
• 6:14 a.m., George to Carter: "Did you shoot him"
• 10:03 a.m., Carter to George: "Nope."
• 2:45 p.m., Curnow to Carter: "You should have killed it."
• 7:44 p.m., Carter to Curnow: "Oh he's dead tonight. His right side is broke off at the main beam. And he looks a little smaller. He may not be wapiti but he's gonna die."
• 10:43 p.m., Carter to George: "9Mapleton."
• 10:45 p.m., George to Carter: "On my way."
• 11:44 p.m., Carter to Curnow: "Found him."
• 11:44 p.m., Curnow to Carter: "Get him."
• 11:45 p.m. Carter to Curnow: "Too many people right now. Start heading this way. 9/Mapleton."
• 11:54 p.m., Curnow to Carter: "You gonna be able to help butcher it? Or are you gonna go home sick?"
• 11:54 p.m., Carter to Curnow: "I can butcher."
• 11:55 p.m. "K. When u think you can wack it?"
• 11:58 p.m., Carter to Curnow: "Elk down."
• 12:36 a.m. January 2, Curnow to Carter: "If we could find the broken part of the antler I could fix it for a mount."
Charges against the men could reportedly be formalized as early as January 23.
Look below to see booking photos of Carter and Curnow, a video from a candlelight vigil held for the elk and the aforementioned affidavit.
Samuel Carter. Brent Curnow.
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