By Conrad Dudderar
A part-time Canadian County sheriff’s deputy has resigned after being accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate.
Yukon’s David Wayne Loman, 58, was arrested May 13 at his home in Canadian County after an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).
“He has resigned,” Canadian County Sheriff Chris West confirmed. “When this came to my attention, I contacted the OSBI (on April 12) and asked them to investigate it.”
The sexual assault allegations were made by a female who was being transported by the former deputy.
The alleged victim reported “she was assaulted three times at three different locations” while being taken from Marshall County to Canadian County, according to OSBI officials.
“When the OSBI agents came out, I told them I hoped it wasn’t true – but, if it was, we needed to ‘nail his tail to the wall’ and stick him in prison for a long time,” Sheriff West said.
The OSBI investigation revealed the inmate was reportedly assaulted in Marshall, Carter and Jefferson counties.
The former Canadian County sheriff’s deputy was booked into the Carter County Jail facing felony charges of forcible sodomy, sexual battery and engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses.
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
“We just appreciate the OSBI,” West added. “They were real quick to respond – and took care of business.”
OSBI agents on May 12 obtained an arrest warrant for Loman, which they served the next day.
Loman has been released from custody after posting a $25,000 bond, according to Carter County District Court records.
Loman was a reserve Canadian County sheriff’s deputy from January 2010 to March 2019.
After retiring from Oklahoma City Police, he returned to the sheriff’s office in February 2020 to work as a part-time deputy. His last official day was April 27.