The Edmond Sun

March 4, 2013

Official: Burglary suspect injures Logan Co. deputy

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A Logan County reserve deputy injured during an attempted burglary is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

Logan County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Richard Stephens said at about 8:30 a.m. Monday, the agency received notification that the home of a reserve deputy in the 300 block of East Mansur in Guthrie had been burglarized.

The deputy was home at the time and encountered the burglar in the residence’s kitchen, Stephens said.

“The burglar used a knife from the deputy’s kitchen as a weapon, and attacked the deputy (hitting him in the arm),” Stephens said. “The deputy was able to defend himself, and gain access to his duty handgun. The deputy was able to shoot once at the attacker, who fled the scene.”

The suspect was not hit by the deputy’s shot.

A description was broadcast, and the area including schools were locked down, Stephens said.

The description of the intruder, according to a Logan County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, is that of a Hispanic male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

A short time later, a Guthrie Police officer located a male consistent with the suspect description, Stephens said. However, police have not announced an arrest as yet.

Stephens said the deputy was transported by Guthrie Fire Department EMS to a local hospital where he was treated for his injury and released. The deputy is being interviewed by the Guthrie Police Department to enable them to further this active investigation, Stephens said.

“The Logan County Sheriff’s Office is grateful for the services provided by the Guthrie Police Department,” Stephens said. “The fact that one of the members of our local law enforcement community was potentially targeted in this attack is concerning to everyone involved.”

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Guthrie Police at 405-282-3535. | 341-2121, ext. 108