Prosecutors to seek death penalty against accused Logan County deputy's killer

Nathan Leforce, center, was escorted into a Logan County courtroom for arraingment on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (KOKH).PNG

The man accused of shooting and killing a Logan County Sheriff Deputy was arraigned Thursday.

Nathan Leforce was emotionless as he appeared before a packed courtroom and a Logan County Judge. Leforce is facing three felony counts:

  • 1 count of first degree murder,
  • 1 count of larceny of a motor vehicle
  • 1 count of armed robbery in the first degree

Leforce is accused of shooting Logan County Sheriff's Deputy David Wade multiple times in the face and body while Wade was serving an eviction notice Tuesday morning. Leforce is then accused of taking off in Wade's patrol unit before stealing a Mazda3 at a nearby gas station.

Logan County District Attorney Laura Tomas is planning to seek the death penalty.

"He killed a police officer in the line of duty and flat out, we're not going to tolerate that in this county. I'm not going to tolerate police officers being murdered in our community," she said.

"That's what it's there for there's no one that I know of that deserves it more than him," said Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux.

Leforce was transported to his arraignment Thursday afternoon from the Payne County jail, where he remains without bond. Devereaux says he is not welcome in Logan County's jail.

"I'm not going to put that on my staff to see this guy everyday. I don't want him in my facility," he said.

Devereaux said they are still searching for several pieces of evidence including the gun that was used.

Leforce will have his next court appearance April 27th at 9:00 a.m.

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