Bond set at $1 million in stabbing death

Ponca City Now - December 8, 2014 3:04 pm

Aaron Charles LeClair, 34, was charged with first degree murder Monday in the stabbing death of his brother, Arly Ryan LeClair, 29. Bond was set at $1 million, District Attorney Brian Hermanson said.

Ponca City Police responded to a call at 12:29 p.m. Friday at 901 North Pine Street after Ryan LeClair’s body was found in the backyard.

In an affidavit filed in Kay County District Court on Monday, a minor relative who was babysitting Aaron LeClair’s three children said the two brothers left Thursday about 7 p.m. to play pool at a bar. She said she was awakened about 4 a.m. when Aaron LeClair walked into the house on Pine. She said he was very upset and appeared intoxicated and stumbled around the house uttering a profanity repeatedly.

The girl said he fell over a couch and passed out on the floor. She remained awake until she left at 7 a.m. and said Ryan LeClair’s alarm clock went off at 5 a.m. and was still going off when she left.

Ponca City Police interviewed Aaron LeClair and Arlington LeClair, the brothers’ father. Aaron LeClair told police he did not know how he got scratches on his face and neck and did not know what had happened to his brother, according to the affidavit.

Officers at the scene said the victim appeared to have multiple stab wounds to his back and the back of his head. A large knife was found next to the victim, the affidavit said. Ryan LeClair’s body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in Oklahoma City.

Aaron LeClair was arrested in connection with the death on Friday night.

Sara Atwood with the Medical Examiner’s office reported Saturday afternoon that Ryan LeClair had minor defensive wounds on his hands and wrists. She stated that the Medical Examiner stopped counting the stab wounds at 103, according to the affidavit.


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