(Update) Nye County Sheriff Homicide Investigation Request Inyo Sheriff Deputy Assist

Nye County Sheriff’s Office requested an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy to assist with a homicide.

Update: 10/14/2020— The Inyo County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Charles Cherrier, 58, of Amargosa Valley, Nev.

INYO COUNTY, CA, October 12, 2020: On Sunday, October 11, 2020, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Nye County Sheriff’s Office requested an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy to assist with a homicide.  The suspect, 34-year-old Zachary Salyer, an Amargosa, Nevada resident called Nye County Sheriff’s Office stating he shot the victim, and the victim was on the dry lakebed in Armargosa.

Nye County Sheriff’s Deputies, Bureau of Land Management Rangers, and an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy located the victim in Inyo County just west of Amargosa, Nevada.  It was determined the crime occurred in Inyo County.

Inyo County Sheriff’s Investigators, Inyo County Evidence Technician, Inyo County District Attorney’s Office, and Inyo County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene.  Salyer was arrested for first degree murder and transported to Inyo County Jail.  Salyer is being held on $1,000,000.00 bail.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  This is an open investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Inyo County Sheriff’s Office at (760) 878-0383 option 4.

 

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3 Responses to (Update) Nye County Sheriff Homicide Investigation Request Inyo Sheriff Deputy Assist

  1. Rick O'Brien October 12, 2020 at 10:12 pm #

    Up until just a few years back , being Death Valley was (is) a National Park , you couldn’t even have a firearm in your vehicle unless it was taken apart & un-usable . Thankfully , that’s no longer the case. Also, Sheriff’s are being a little more lenient with the CCW’s , so protecting yourself (legally) isn’t such a crapshoot anymore .

     
    • David Dennison October 13, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

      Rick O’Brien
      Not real sure (maybe someone here in Law Enforcement could help with that ),but even a few years back,LE seemed to be kinda lax about the gun rules and regulations with someone choosing to carry a pistol when out in the wilderness and desolate areas,whether they have a CCW or not.
      Maybe not to be waving it around and plinking,but just carry for protection.
      Back about 8 years ago,I was planning a trip to Charlie Manson’s Barker Ranch,and was hearing some crazy things if I were to go out there,far from much of anything and probably just myth,but hearing enough to want to ask about maybe a good idea to carry,but hearing I couldn’t because it was just inside National Park boundries.
      Before I went,I talked to local Law Enforcement about it and they told me it would be O.K. to do.

       
  2. David Dennison October 12, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    Don’t know the circumstances of this incident,charge and arrest,but once again shows why it’s a good idea to carry a firearm,whether it be fishing,camping,hiking,etc.
    Vulnerability to those out in the sticks and wilderness if you don’t.
    Would never be a good thing to be confronted by someone that already has a plan to do something.bad when and where you least expecting it..coming from a two-legged creature.

     

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