Veteran actor Alec Baldwin has still not handed his phone to police in New Mexico following the fatal ‘Rust’ shooting, despite officers having a search warrant.
However this week, the Sheriff’s Office stated they had still not received the 63-year-old actor’s iPhone, and they are now “actively working” with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in New York – where Baldwin has a home – to get the information they need, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The two departments are also working with the New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney’s Office, as well as Alec Baldwin’s lawyers.
Alec Baldwin could be seen in photos pacing around the outdoor set while talking on the phone immediately after the fatal shooting.
The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office filed for a search warrant on December 17, as they said the material “relevant to the investigation” could be on the device.
Detective Alexandria Hancock wrote in the search warrant: “Affiant is requesting a warrant for the seizure and search of Alec Baldwin’s cellphone to search for any evidence relating to the death investigation of Halyna Hutchins.
“Affiant believes there may be evidence on the phone, due to individuals using cellular phones during and/or after the commission of crime(s).
“Such information, if it exists, may be material and relevant to this investigation. Affiant was also made aware there were several emails and text messages sent and received regarding the movie production ‘Rust’ in the course of interviews.”
Despite being cooperative with law enforcement, Alec Baldwin’s lawyers had refused to hand over his phone without a search warrant.