Arkansas Man Arrested After Body Found In Pine Bluff Lake

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Police have arrested an Arkansas man for murder after authorities say he allegedly shot a man twice in the shoulder as he was fleeing and then held his head underwater until he lost consciousness.

Little Rock television station KATV reports that 22-year-old Antonio Bailey was arrested for first-degree murder by police in Pine Bluff. Authorities have identified the victim as 29-year-old Patrick McKenzie of Pine Bluff.

Jefferson County Jail records show that Bailey was being held without bail Sunday (April 29).

Pine Bluff police say they found McKenzie’s body on the south side of Lake Saracen on Thursday. A probable cause affidavit says a witness told police McKenzie was shot after an altercation with Bailey.

Prosecutors say McKenzie was shot twice in the shoulder and that Bailey allegedly held McKenzie’s head underwater.