Fort Price Star-Telegram
5 TCU college students are going through felony expenses associated to the Oct. 14, 2019, loss of life of Jack Elliott whereas they have been collectively on a ship in Travis County, in line with courtroom data.
The indictments got here after the household of Elliott, 19, settled a lawsuit in opposition to the 5 out of courtroom and a Texas Parks and Wildlife Division report discovered that the scholars had lied to police.
In line with on-line Travis County courtroom data, the indictments are:
- Delaney Brennan, 21, offering a false assertion to police
- Carson Neel, 21, offering a false assertion to police
- Elle Weber, 21, giving a false data to a police officer
- Anthony Salazar, 21, perjury and giving a false assertion to police
- Joshua Evans, 21, furnishing alcohol to a minor
The New York Put up reported that Brennan and Neel are additionally going through felony expenses of tampering with proof, however data of these expenses weren’t instantly out there in on-line Travis County courtroom data.
In line with courtroom data, Evans is just not in custody and has a warrant out for his arrest.
The Travis County District Legal professional’s Workplace didn’t instantly reply to an after-hours request for extra data.
A report by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division, which investigated the loss of life as a result of it occurred on a lake, detailed that Elliott was killed when he went overboard and was struck by the propeller a number of instances, in line with the New York Put up.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Division didn’t reply Thursday to a request for a replica of the report.
Weber advised police she noticed Brennan “shove” Elliott overboard after beforehand telling police and Elliot’s dad and mom that she didn’t know the way he fell, in line with the New York Put up. One other unnamed witness advised police in an affidavit that after Elliott went overboard, Brennan repeated, “He fell. I didn’t imply to push him.”
The group, on the time all youthful than 21, have been ingesting on Lake Travis in Austin on Oct. 14, 2019, in line with Star-Telegram information associate WFAA-TV.
Weber stated in an announcement that Elliott and Brennan have been on the entrance of the boat, “flirting and kissing,” when Brennan gave Elliott a “playful little shove” and despatched him overboard, in line with the New York Put up.
Weber was working the boat on the time, in line with a number of of the indictments.
What are they accused of mendacity about?
The report from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division additionally stated that “false statements got to the officers” investigating what occurred, in line with the New York Put up.
The false statements included tales that Elliott did a backflip into the water and that he fell overboard whereas vomiting, in line with the New York Put up.
The indictments accuse Brennan, Neel, Salazar and Weber of mendacity, some to police and a few beneath oath, by saying that Salazar was working the boat when Elliott went overboard when it was really Weber.
The New York Put up reported that Brennan can be being charged with tampering with proof, a felony, after allegedly deleting cellphone video, and Neel faces the identical cost for allegedly tossing alcohol overboard after Elliott was killed.
The group is accused of throwing the alcohol overboard earlier than calling 911, in line with the New York Put up.
In line with Travis County courtroom data, investigators at one level obtained search warrants for Brennan, Weber and Neel’s Fb and Snapchat accounts, looking for saved digital knowledge to point out proof tampering.
A search warrant was additionally issued for Salazar’s Snapchat knowledge to analyze suspicion of the identical cost.
The indictments have been handed down by a Travis County grand jury in late 2021, and all of the defendants have appearances scheduled within the subsequent few weeks, in line with courtroom data.