Police say pair found with bow and arrows
Two students were arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly going hunting for raccoons on campus.
The students were found by CU police officers at about 2:50 a.m. at the northeast corner of the chemistry building. Senior mechanical engineering major Jared Leidich, 22, and fifth-year senior civil engineering major Wesley Ashwood, 24, were arrested for possessing a deadly weapon on university property.
The two were, “literally, like hiding behind bushes and things like that,” said CUPD commander Tim McGraw.
According to the police report, Leidich and Ashwood were “visibly intoxicated,” and one of them was carrying a silver can. They also had a camouflage nylon case with them.
Leidich allegedly said that the nylon case was his and gave officers his consent to search it. Inside the case, the officers found a compound hunting bow, six arrows, four of which had sharp tips, and three unopened beers. Officers took the weapons and were unable to find a serial number on the bow.
Leidich and Ashwood were booked into the Boulder County Jail, and released on bond on Wednesday.
Both Leidich and Ashwood declined to comment.
Contact Campus Press Staff Writer Sam Dieter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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