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State may seek death penalty for man accused of killing Logan Co. Deputy

Nathan Leforce was arraigned in court Thursday April, 18. (KOKH/Steven Anderson)

The man accused of shooting and killing Logan County Deputy David Wade made his first court appearance Thursday, April 20, at 1:30 p.m.


According to the Logan County District Attorney Laura Thomas, that state may seek the death penalty for Nathan Aaron Leforce.


Leforce, 45, is accused of shooting deputy Wade multiple times around 8:45 a.m. on April 18 at a home near CR 66 and Midwest Boulevard while the deputy was serving an eviction notice. Leforce then allegedly stole Wade's vehicle and fled the scene.

Wade was airlifted to OU Medical Center following the shooting, where he later died.

Leforce was taken into custody just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in an outbuilding near a residence close to the intersection of CR 76 and Jaxton Road.

Sheriff Devereaux says Leforce is currently being held in the Payne County Jail .

Leforce is facing a charge of first-degree-murder.


Investigators have yet to find the gun used to kill deputy Wade, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. OSBI agents, Logan County Sheriff's deputies, Payne County Sheriff's deputies, Cashion Police officers, ATF agents and OHP troopers are scattered about the area of the incident Thursday morning searching for the weapon.



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