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Report shows chain of events in Cañon City child's death

News5 captures video of evidence being removed
Posted at 6:10 PM, Jan 22, 2020

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says a Cañon City father was under the influence of drugs when he ran over his 3-year-old son, killing him.

A warranted search was performed at the home of Isaac Bullard, 38, Thursday afternoon.

FCSO detailed the charges Friday that Bullard is facing after they executed the search warrant: cultivation of 30 or more marijuana plans, possession with intent to manufacture/distribute marijuana 50 pounds or greater, unlawful manufacture of marijuana concentrate using dangerous substance, and special offender.

Deputies released a probable cause report Thursday, detailing the chain of events leading up to the child's death.

According to that report, Bullard said he left his house around 10:30 Wednesday morning. Investigators say Bullard hit the boy as he drove off, but Bullard said he did not noticed it at the time.

Bullard told deputies he returned a few minutes later and saw the child in the driveway, checked for a pulse but did not find one. Bullard said he picked him up, and rushed to a nearby fire station for help.

The boy was taken to the hospital but could not be revived.

The reports says deputies gave Bullard an impairment test and blood testing and found marijuana in his system, and he admitted to smoking a dab hours before the accident.

Deputies say they have surveillance video from a neighbor that shows the incident.

On top of the new charges after deputies searched the home, Bullard is charged with vehicular homicide, careless driving causing death, driving under the influence of drugs, and child abuse criminal negligence causing death.

Neighbors said Bullard had not lived there long, maybe for around a year. They also said learning more about the incident has been shocking and saddening. "Really upset about it, almost went to tears when I first heard about it, and just, overall it's pretty depressing," said Sarah Benson, who lives next door.

While News5 was on the scene, we observed some kind of green plant being removed from the home. Fremont County Sheriff Allen Cooper did not confirm what exactly the plants were at the time.