Court hearing Jan. 10 for ex-sheriff’s deputy

Loman formally charged in Jefferson County with sexual battery

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David Wayne Loman

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

WAURIKA – A court hearing is set Jan. 10 for a former Canadian County sheriff’s deputy accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate.

Mustang’s David Wayne Loman, 59, was formally charged Nov. 16, 2022, in Jefferson County District Court with sexual battery. He was released Nov. 17 from the Jefferson County Jail after posting a $50,000 bond, court records show.

A preliminary hearing conference is set 10 a.m. Jan. 10 before Associate District Judge Dennis L. Gay. Loman was charged in Jefferson County because a crime allegedly occurred there.

Loman was arrested last May at his eastern Canadian County home after an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). He resigned from the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, where he had worked as a part-time deputy.

Sexual assault allegations were made by a female prisoner who was being transported by Loman to the Canadian County Jail in El Reno.

The victim reported “she was assaulted three times at three different locations” while being taken from Marshall County to Canadian County, according to OSBI officials.

The defendant is represented by Edmond attorney David T. McKenzie.

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OSBI investigators learned the female inmate had allegedly been assaulted in Marshall, Carter and Jefferson counties.

Loman was initially booked May 13 into the Carter County Jail on criminal complaints of forcible sodomy, sexual battery and engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses. He was released from custody on a $25,000 bond.

At the time, he listed a Yukon address in court documents.

Sheriff Chris West

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West confirmed he had asked OSBI to investigate in April 2022 upon learning about the allegations.

“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,” West said.

Loman was a reserve Canadian County sheriff’s deputy from January 2010 to March 2019.

Loman retired from Oklahoma City Police where he worked as a dispatcher and then was a police service technician.

He returned to the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office in February 2020 to work as a part-time deputy. His last official day was April 27, 2022.

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