Victim of Norman shooting had taken out protective order against suspect, court records show
A woman killed Wednesday morning in a shooting in Norman had taken out a victim protective order against her husband, whom police were seeking in connection with the shooting, court documents show.
Authorities suspect Timothy Michael Deffner, of Norman, of shooting and killing his wife, Cayann Patterson Deffner, and another man, Bryan Young, Wednesday morning in Norman. Timothy Deffner was found dead Wednesday morning in Pottawatomie County.
Court documents show Young was representing Cayann Patterson Deffner in a divorce case. Both parties were due to appear at a hearing Monday in Cleveland County District Court. On Aug. 24, 2015, Cleveland County District Judge Jequita Napoli granted Cayann Deffner a victim protective order against her husband.
On Tuesday, prosecutors in Cleveland County filed forgery charges against Deffner in connection with incidents in 2013 and 2014, court records show. A Cleveland County district judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Deffner in connection with those five counts.
Deffner was also a plaintiff in a foreclosure case last year in Oklahoma County in which Deffner claimed another woman, Emily C. Deffner, defaulted on a loan agreement. Court documents don’t specify whether Emily Deffner was related to Timothy Deffner. In a counterclaim in that case, Emily Deffner alleges that no such loan agreement existed, and that Timothy Deffner had forged the loan documents presented in court. The loan agreement was notarized by Cayann Deffner, according to court documents.
Also in the counterclaim, Emily Deffner alleges that Timothy Deffner sent her more than 68 text messages threatening to kill her boyfriend.
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri. Read more ›