Charges filed against Logan County deputy caught up in burglary investigation

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LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. - Charges have been filed against a Logan County deputy who is caught up in a burglary investigation.

Court documents state the victim and the deputy knew each other, the deputy helped the man with a side business and allegedly knew where he placed a large sum of money.

It was not a typical smash and grab, which is how thieves usually break into cars.

Whoever got into this one did not need to use force.

Police said he knew the keypad code and knew there was more than $5,000 inside the truck.

"Very few people knew that the money was in there,” said Oklahoma City Police Department MSg. Gary Knight. “It was clearly someone who did know it was in there, because there was no real sign of forced entry on the vehicle. Somebody had access to it."

Not only was it not an atypical car break in, it was not a typical suspect either.

"The victim was able to name a suspect that he believed was involved in it,” Knight said.

He gave detectives the name of Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy Doyle Baker, and the Oklahoma County DA’s Office filed charges against him Wednesday.

Court records state the man accused the deputy of taking "$5,496 in the center console of his vehicle to deposit the following morning” but, when he went to make that deposit, the money was gone and he told police who the thought took it.

“He knew how to get into the vehicle and get the money,” Knight said. “So, that really narrowed the list of suspects."

And, so did the GPS on Baker’s sheriff’s deputy cruiser.

The affidavit states he “just worked a shift on the night the crime occurred” and the “GPS coordinates showed him directly in front of the victim’s house.”

NewsChannel 4 contacted the Logan County Sheriff’s Office to see if the deputy is still employed but, so far, nobody has returned our call.

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