Artesia police officer accused of hunting illegally has charges dropped

Updated: 04/30/2014 10:51 AM | Created: 04/29/2014 6:20 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Sergeant Christopher Boor has been working for the Artesia Police Department for three years.

An Artesia police spokesperson says he has a clean record.

But just before 7 a.m. last November, a Game and Fish officer busted him for illegally hunting outside of Roswell.

According to court records, Boor shot from a county road at a deer decoy.

He was charged with unlawful hunting and hunting without a valid license.

But when it came time for Boor to go to court, his case was dismissed because the Game and Fish officer prosecuting didn't show up.

The Artesia Police Department says if Boor would have been found guilty, he would have been disciplined anywhere from a verbal warning to termination.

Game and Fish says Prosecuting Officer Kyle Redmond was commissioned, but not certified. He was not at the hearing because he was attending training at the time.  However, his Field Training Officer Tyson Sanders was in attendance at the hearing.  Sanders was also a witness to the incident. 

The case was still dismissed by Judge John Halvorson.

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