Hunter involved in Candelaria shooting surrenders
March 2nd, 2017 under Top Stories
By the International & Sentinel staff
PRESIDIO — One of the two hunters indicted on charges related to an early January shooting incident near Candelaria has turned himself in to the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office in Marfa.
Michael Bryant, a New Mexico hunting guide, surrendered on Wednesday, March 1 on an arrest warrant related to a shooting incident on January 6 at the Circle Dug Ranch in south Presidio County.
Bryant, 32, and another guide, Walker Daugherty, 26, were indicted by a Presidio County grand jury in February on charges of deadly conduct with firearms.
The two hunting guides were staying at the Circle Doug Ranch, about 10 miles from Candelaria when Daugherty and a client, Florida chiropractor Edwin Roberts, were both shot.
The hunters told the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office illegal immigrants from Mexico trying to steal their RV attacked them. The sheriff’s office, assisted by U.S. Border Patrol in investigating the incident, determined no one other than the hunting party had been on the ranch that night.
Bullets and shell casings recovered from the scene indicated that the shots fired had originated from guns belonging to the hunting party, according to the sheriff’s office.
Bryant’s bond was set at $10,000. A warrant for the arrest of Daugherty has also been issued, but he has remains hospitalized in El Paso.
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