Pepin County Sheriff Elberg says he was acting in self-defense after Sao Lue Vang pointed a .22-caliber rifle at him
The police officer who first responded to a November 5 trespassing dispute in the woods of Wisconsin noted Kevin Elberg's breath had a "distinct odor of intoxicants" in a statement included in felony battery charges filed against Elberg.
Elberg, 43, denied drinking prior to the incident, in which Sao Lue Vang received internal injuries an emergency room doctor called "life-threatening," according to the Pepin County sheriff.
Last week Elberg, who is 21 years younger and about 70 pounds heavier than Vang, was charged with battery with intent to injure and false imprisonment by the Pepin County attorney. Both charges are felonies carrying a maximum sentence of six years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.More »