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Court records: Suspect in fatal deputy shooting has long and violent criminal past

Nathan Leforce, 45, was arrested April 18 following a nearly five hour manhunt in connection to the fatal shooting of a Logan County deputy. (Oklahoma Highway Patrol)

The man accused of shooting and killing a Logan County detective has a long and violent criminal past.

Nathan Aaron Leforce, 45, was arrested April 18 after a nearly five hour manhunt after he allegedly shot a Logan County deputy that was serving an eviction notice at a home near Mulhall. The deputy later died from his injuries.


Court records show Leforce's first felony was in 2000 when he was involved in a high speed chase. According to Perry police, Leforce eventually got out of his vehicle and pointed and AR-15 at a police officer. The officer said Leforce also tried to run him over before running and hiding until his arrest. For that case, Leforce received a deferred sentence.

In 2015, a kidnapping and an assault case against Leforce was ultimately dismissed due to a lack of cooperation from the victim. However, police reported then they knew Leforce to be violent man with a history of drug use.

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The victim in the kidnapping case told officers Leforce held her against her will and told her he had killed people before. The woman told investigators Leforce bragged about being a member of a white supremacy group.

Coincidentally, Leforce's kidnapping case was dropped a year ago on April 18, 2016.

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