Thursday, January 21, 2016

Man arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot men in elk rage incident

A man is in jail after he allegedly threatened to shoot two men in a fight over a wounded elk. Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson called it an “elk rage" incident.

He said authorities arrested Kenrick Workman, 52, from Norris, Montana, at about 5:15pm on Saturday following an incident where an elk was hit by a vehicle near Norris. The elk had been observed throughout the day by passing motorists.

Two men stopped to watch the wounded elk, waiting for it to die, with the intent of salvaging the meat, the sheriff said. Workman saw the men from his home and drove to the scene in his car, Thompson said. The men argued over the elk, at which point Workman allegedly pushed one of the men.

He then retrieved a handgun from his car and threatened to shoot the men, the sheriff said. The men called the Madison County authorities, who arrested Workman at his home on existing DUI - and driving-related warrants in addition to resisting arrest and assault with a firearm. Workman is being held at Gallatin County jail in Bozeman without bond and has not yet been scheduled to appear.

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