- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An Olympic wrestler and Fort Carson soldier is accused of hunting a deer out-of-season at a car dealership in Colorado Springs.

The Gazette (https://bit.ly/1oAIlg L) reports that 39-year-old Dremiel Byers was cited for several hunting and wildlife violations Thursday night after being found in a nearby parking lot.

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman, Abbie Walls, says someone reported seeing a wounded deer wandering around the area. Responding officers found a buck with an arrow in it and euthanized the animal.

Byers competed in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and is a 10-time U.S. nationals champion.

USA Wrestling spokesman Craig Sesker was shocked by the allegations and said Byers has a been a “great representative” of the sport.

Byers doesn’t have a listed telephone number and couldn’t be reached for comment.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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