|| Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Public Information Director
04/23/12 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arrest Made in Nearly 25-Yr-Old Haskell County Murder
Nearly 25 years ago, a well liked county commissioner from Haskell County was found dead inside his pickup truck in a rural area near Lequire. Forty-nine-year-old Leo Boyd Reasnor had been shot one time in the head with a small caliber bullet. The Haskell County Sheriff at the time called OSBI for assistance. Agents ran leads for years, but no one was prosecuted.
April 18, 2012, Clifford Eagle walked into the Billings Police Department in Montana and confessed to killing Reasnor on June 25, 1987. Eagle spoke with detail about the crime. He stated he and another man, Vince Allen Johnson, were on a rural road in Haskell County where they met Reasnor. Eagle says Reasnor confronted the two men about stealing some of his property and then appeared to move toward a gun inside the cab of his truck. Eagle admits to firing his handgun at Reasnor as did Johnson. Reasnor died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
Vince Johnson was executed by the State of Oklahoma in 2001 for the murder of Shirley Mooneyham.
Upon the confession by Eagle, a detective with the Billings Police Department contacted OSBI. Agents had charges filed with the Haskell County District Court within a few hours. Eagle is being held without bond at the Billings, Montana, Detention Center.