Logan County reserve deputy fired after assault report was deemed fabricated, authorities say

A Logan County sheriff's reserve deputy was fired Tuesday after investigators determined he made up a story that he was stabbed by a burglar at his home Monday morning.
By BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Modified: March 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm •  Published: March 5, 2013

— Logan County Sheriff Jim Bauman has fired a reserve deputy after investigators determined he made up a story about a burglar stabbing him in his home Monday.

The deputy, whose name was not immediately released, told Guthrie Police and fellow Logan County deputies that he was at home in the 300 block of E Mansur about 8:30 a.m. when he was confronted by a burglar who had grabbed a knife from his kitchen.

The deputy said he was attacked, retrieved his service handgun and fired one shot at the burglar. He said he missed and the burglar fled. Police searched the area and briefly detained one person who was later released.

Police and Bauman's office released a joint news release Tuesday saying they think the entire story was made up.

“Through our investigation, it was determined that there was no intruder and the assault was fabricated,” the release states. “The Guthrie Police Department will submit a report to the District Attorney's Office for their review.”

The release also said Bauman has fired the deputy.

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