09/14/2010

Ark. bar fight leads to death of Okla. officer

The officer hit his head on the floor during the fight and died at a hospital Sunday afternoon

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Oklahoma police officer who was in Arkansas for sniper training was punched in the nose during a bar fight and later died at a hospital.

Police say 25-year-old Elzie Cain got into a fight with 26-year-old Aaron Threlkeld at about 4 a.m. Sunday at the Electric Cowboy in Little Rock.

Cain hit his head on the floor and died at a hospital Sunday afternoon. Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings says Threlkeld was arrested for first-degree battery but said he expects the charge to be upgraded to first-degree murder.

Authorities didn't know Monday whether Threlkeld had an attorney. He was released Sunday on $10,000 bond.

Cain was in the Little Rock area for training as part of his duty with the Oklahoma National Guard.

Associated PressCopyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Back to previous page