Columbia County authorities have released the name of a deputy sheriff who shot and killed a McNeil man.
Sheriff Mike Loe told The Banner-News that Deputy Koby Schmittou shot 60-year-old Larry Pace after Pace pulled a knife on the deputy. Loe says Schmittou is on paid administrative leave pending an Arkansas State Police investigation of the shooting.
Loe says the deputy was talking with Pace on Saturday when Pace pulled the knife.
State Police spokesman Bill Sadler has said Pace had been missing when the deputy saw and approached him.