Two men cited in investigation into bear shooting in Killington
Staff Report | August 25,2014
KILLINGTON—The investigation into the shooting of a bear in a residential Killington neighborhood has led to charges against two men.
Scott Keefer, 24, of Killington, and Aaron Roucoulet, 20, also of Killington, were cited for taking a bear by illegal means, according to a press release from the state Fish & Wildlife Department.
The charges stem from an investigation into the shooting of a black bear killed on Anthony Way, a residential area in town, earlier this month.
The bear wandered into the backyard of Wade Collins before it died. Collins said he found the bear several days later because of the smell.
Warden Timothy Carey was called to the scene and conducted the investigation.
Carey determined that the bear had been shot and killed with a rifle, according to the release issued Monday.
On Aug. 22, game wardens issued a search warrant for a Killington residence that was nearby to where the bear was found, the release stated.
Evidence found during the residential search combined with information gathered during the investigation led to the two arrests, according to the Fish & Wildlife Department.