Man killed by law enforcement was linked to crimes in several Oklahoma counties

Christopher Lee Stout, 23, and his girlfriend Stacie Stout, 20, were shot to death Tuesday after fleeing members of the U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force in southeast Oklahoma City.
by Juliana Keeping Published: April 12, 2013

There are three open investigations into Christopher Lee Stout in Pottawatomie County, Sheriff Mike Booth said.

In that county, investigators have identified about 16 close family members and associates, including Christopher Lee Stout, believed to be involved in the same criminal enterprise, Booth said. Members of the group tend to use aliases and move frequently, he said.

Court records show that Christopher Lee Stout had been out on bail pending the disposition of multiple charges in several counties.

In Oklahoma County, he had been charged with grand larceny and concealing stolen property. Christopher Lee Stout had also been charged in Cleveland County with grand larceny and making false declaration of ownership to pawnshops. In Grady County, he had also been charged with grand larceny and assault and battery, court records show.

In 2011, Christopher Lee Stout pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in Oklahoma County and received a deferred sentence of five years, according to court records.

Christopher Lee Stout was also wanted in Payne County on warrants of first-degree and second-degree burglary at the time of his death.

Officers involved in the shooting were from the U.S. Marshals Service, Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, state Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, Canadian County Sheriff's office and Pottawatomie County Sheriff's office.

It wasn't clear Thursday why authorities opened fire on the couple.

The Oklahoma City police homicide detectives have begun an investigation into the incident.

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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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