An inebriated man who rode into town on a horse and got upset when his gun was taken away by the police chief pulled a second pistol and shot her to death in her office, authorities say.
Charlie Vance, 61, fled on horseback, but authorities used their vehicles Thursday to corner him about a mile away. He was charged with murder in the slaying of Bradshaw Police Chief Cloie "Frankie" Stanton, 43.
Vance had been taken to the police station after he causing a disturbance outside a drugstore where he gone to have a prescription filled, authorities said.
"I believe he had been getting loud and different things like that. He'd been drinking," said Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Shelton.
Chief Stanton took a gun from Vance but missed a derringer tucked into a pouch strapped to his waist, Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Shelton said.