Man accused of lying after deer hunter’s death

Investigators have not determined who fired the shot that struck and killed a deer hunter in Cherokee County. But they do believe the hunter’s partner lied about what happened, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The case is now in the hands of the District Attorney, DNR spokesman Mark McKinnon said Tuesday.

On Oct. 26, Christopher K. Carver, 42, of Acworth, was hunting with Dennis David Orr, 51, of Robbinsville, N. C., when Orr was shot in the abdomen, McKinnon said. Orr died from his injuries.

DNR officers interviewed those in the area who heard the shot, including Carver.

“He was allowed to leave at the time,” McKinnon said.

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But through further investigation, officers found alleged discrepancies with Carver’s account.

“He gave false statements,” McKinnon said. The case was then turned over to the Cherokee DA’s office, McKinnon said.

Carver was arrested Oct. 29 and charged with making false statements and a probation violation. He was booked into the Cherokee County jail, where he was being held Tuesday afternoon on $22,400 bond.

An autopsy was conducted on Orr at the GBI crime lab, but those findings have not been released. Orr, who would have turned 52 on Saturday, is survived by his wife of 19 years, four children and numerous family members, according to his online obituary.

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