Mayor Suspends Entire Police Dept. After Councilman's Wife Arrested

Achille City Councilman Bryan Baker's wife, convicted felon Ashley Baker, was arrested at their home on Monday.

Achille, OK – The wife of an Achille city councilman claimed that police used excessive force against her husband during a search warrant at their home on Monday, but bodycam footage showed that nothing violent occurred during the encounter.

In response, Achille Mayor David Northcutt suspended all of the officers in the department and said termination could be coming.

“It was something out of a horror movie that you didn’t expect to happen to yourself,” convicted felon Ashley Baker told KXII on Monday.

Achille police obtained a search warrant for Ashley’s property after a tow truck driver reported that she was in possession of a 9mm handgun when he repossessed her vehicle the week prior, KXII reported.

Ashley, who is married to Achille city councilman Bryan Baker, previously spent time in prison for drug charges. As a result, she is a convicted felon and cannot be in possession of firearms.

The officers knocked on the door of the couple’s home five times and announced that they had a warrant to search the property, but the Bakers refused to cooperate, so police ultimately forced entry.

Once they were inside, they placed Bryan in handcuffs, but didn’t immediately handcuff Ashley because she was holding her young child.

“He come running at me with an [AR-15] and I put my hands up. And he hit me right there and we slid across the floor," Bryan alleged during an interview with KXII.

"I panicked. I was worried for my daughter on what I was going to do with her so she didn't have to see this," Ashley told the news outlet.

“I do not feel safe!” the shirtless councilman yelled as he sat on the floor in front of one of the officers. “I want Bryan County officers here now!”

The officer told him that no one was going to harm him, but Bryan continued to scream that he wanted a different department to respond.

“I haven’t resisted! Not resisting!” he yelled without provocation.

Meanwhile, Ashley stood nearby, recording the scene will her cell phone.

Officers later located the handgun and 20 rounds of ammunition inside a barn on Ashley’s property, but she claimed the weapon wasn’t hers and that it must have belonged to a tenant who was staying there.

Ashley was placed under arrest, but was released from the Bryan County Jail about four hours later because the police report regarding the search had not been filed, KXII reported.

Prosecutors are reviewing the case to determine whether or not she will be charged.

Ashley claimed that Bryan, who was not arrested, had to go to the hospital to be treated for bruising and swelling to his face, but he did not appear to have any injuries in any of the videos of the incident.

One of the officers used profanity during the incident.

“What I’m hoping for is that some light comes to this town,” she told KXII.

"If this is how I'm going to be punished for doing what's right to help my community, then I guess I'll take it," Bryan added.

The mayor decided that the entire department need to be held accountable for the arrest.

"There were several issues which some felt arose in which the warrant was delivered, as well as other actions that occurred at the residence," Mayor Northcutt told KXII.

Mayor Northcutt himself was arrested in October for possession of methamphetamine and first degree burglary, according to KXII.

He says that the Board of Trustees will have to vote on the fate of the officers. That vote doesn't look promising, because in addition to Northcutt and Baker's run-ins with the police, Councilman Lynn Chambers was also just arrested in December for trafficking methamphetamine and possession of weapons during a felony.

You can see Baker's video from the warrant service below. WARNING - Language:

Comments (72)
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JBo
JBo

That's one heck of a city government! I wonder if anyone who's a member of the government...HASN'T been arrested.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Just wondering if having an arrest record is a pre-requisite to run for public office. These cops deserve to work for a better city than that! " So if thine nose offendeth thee, CUT IT OFF!"

ArizonaG30
ArizonaG30

Sounds like the town of Achille City has a few liberal drugies running it

CTWATSON17
CTWATSON17

There are 2 out of 5 that hasn't been arrested and it's the 3 that has that want's to fire the police officer's 2 of them have been trying to get rid of the police department since their first day as city council member's because they don't want officer's that do their job city council can't have that.

NickyJ
NickyJ

This guy is a winey bitch. And his hoe isn’t much better.

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Sounds like a wonderful Anas upstanding city council they have! I wonder if any of them don’t have a criminal record?

Katarina
Katarina

Just a small example of only one local corrupt government. Now think of all the larger fish in state government positions...all above the law and most anti-law enforcement. How many of the federals digging for dirt on our President could stand up to the same scrutiny. I'd really like to find out!

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

Hahahahahahahaha!

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

Couple of cunts.

Major Bob
Major Bob

Is there anyone in that town who has a clean record???

Grog
Grog

Real scumbags. All of them. Him, her, the mayor! ===[One of the officers used profanity during the incident.]=== OMG!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

The mayor thinks he is in charge and the policemen think they are in charge. Those kinds of situations are always tough, and sometimes humiliating. Glad to see the officers trying to get handguns off the streets.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Authorities say they did not find a weapon inside the couple’s home, but a gun was found in a barn on the property. She was taken to the Bryan County Jail, but was released a short time later.

Michael Coble, who rents a barn apartment from Baker, told KXII that the gun found in the barn belongs to him.

“So they came in there and got my weapon and tried charging my neighbor with it, which I think is cruel. If it wasn’t found in their house, they should have packed up and left,” said Coble.

Sailor
Sailor

Looks as if the police are dealing with drug addicts and sociopaths who are also Councilmen and the Mayor. The Mayor is only concerned about his self-interests over the interests of his community with his meth-induced over-reaction to the situation.

GForce48
GForce48

Good luck to the entire department staff...it seems like they are operating in a tough environment!

Lochemet
Lochemet

It's the Councilman and the Mayor who needs to be terminated. It looks like corruption is acceptable in that town.

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

The wife needs to be locked up, the councilman and the mayor fired. There, that settles that.

Trefflek
Trefflek

This town is ran by drug dealers and felons. 🤣🤣🤣 you cant make this stuff up.

JLo1
JLo1

The Mayor does meth and councilman do meth! You can't make this shit up! FED need to get involved here!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing
  1. the entire police force is 4 officers. So it's not like they were that big to start. So they suspended the ENTIRE force, all FOUR officers, who were likely all involved in the search warrant. But when your department is 4 people (and a chief), why even bother to exist? It's likely more cost effective to pay the SO to provide LEO coverage for the town.

  2. From the entire KXII article: "Michael Coble who rents a barn apartment from Baker, also had his home searched by Achille Police. He says the gun and ammo police found belonged to him." So the tenant owned the gun, he told the cops that he owned the gun, and the fact that the councilwoman's wife is a convicted felon becomes a moot point. Did the cops even contact the tenant who lived in the home where the firearm was located before they arrested the councilwoman's wife for possession? Sounds like a major screwup by the officers.

  3. The elected official is requesting the SO to respond... why did the local cops not call them to respond? They did nothing wrong, and it would have prevented any appearance of a conflict of interest. And it would get the councilman to stop shouting how he felt unsafe.

  4. Out of 5 members of the board of trustees, 2 have had recent arrests, and the 3rd is married to a convicted felon. How do these people get elected, and why would any cop think that they wouldn't use whatever political clout they had to eliminate their jobs?

Bob480hivolt
Bob480hivolt

The Governor needs to step in. Suspended the mayor and town council and reinstate the dept!

186
186

This is an example of voter apathy . At one time any Criminal conviction, would be a automatic disqualification from holding public office. when voter are disinterested in who their government officials are, and don't exercise their voting rights, it opens the door for criminals to run. You get the government you deserve.

Wish505
Wish505

Time for the law to step up to the plate and take a closer look at this towns makeup. Maybe the Sheriff and DA for the county should get a little more involved. Oh well the investigation will run it course and those who are found guilty should be held accountable. I see only that the officer acted in good faith and with having a witness stating that there was a convicted felon in the possession then precautions did need to be taken regardless of how innocent the little lady looks.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Wtf? All the politicians are convicted felons? Get what you vote for! All losers

Great job citizens! Gee are they demoRATS??

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

So, the mayor and most of the board, all convicted felons, are going to vote on the fate of police officers? Where is the communities voice in all this?

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Holy Crap!! Is the whole town criminals?! What cop in his right mind would want to work there anyway? Are the cops convicted felons too? Everyone in that town is probably a leftist socialist democrat. Whaddaya bet?! Hillary Clinton is probably their idol.

ssMarilyn
ssMarilyn

This is crazy.. an corrupt city govt.

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Holy Crap, That sounds like a really fun town!

JMK2244
JMK2244

Shaking my head at this one. Wow.

militans Deo
militans Deo

Sounds like the state attorney general or governor's office need to intervene here, if that is possible under Oklahoma law.

The express
The express

I'm glad I don't live in this town. How High are the people in this town to vote for these people

chiefd
chiefd

So the mayor, one city councilman, another city councilman' wife are all drug addicts. Maybe they were all dealing in meth, too. The town should enact an ordinance that all council members and mayor have to be bonded. Felons can't be bonded, that would eliminate them.

Marmeladov
Marmeladov

What the Ef is wrong with this town? And what the Ef is wrong with the people who vote these animals in????

pixiepup
pixiepup

This is terrible! These men should not be in any position of this community. They r criminals and they feel they r above the law!

alaskalawdog
alaskalawdog

These shitbirds got elected thinking their positions on the council would shield them from arrest. When they see that it won’t help them, they fire the police department.

Makes me wonder what they think their chances will be when the SO takes over, unless their elected sheriff is corrupt as well.

Perhaps that’s why he wanted the SO there...?

motor5345
motor5345

The FBI needs to intervene

Ruckerdog
Ruckerdog

From reading the article, it sounds as if the whole City Government needs to be investigated...

Wolfman2253
Wolfman2253

Looks like the city name sign needs to be changed to Felonsville Meth Meadow Thug Town

MikeyBoy
MikeyBoy

Achille OK, what a bunch of heels.

bytor122769
bytor122769

White trash got knocked the “f” out. Haha

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

So the liberals in charge of the town are criminals and they expect people to respect them? They all need to be fired and replaced with conservatives who will actually have respect for law enforcement and the town.

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

Apperently this entire city board neefs to be recalled. All are criminals and dealing in meth and this family is white trash at it's best. However, as a 32 year career police officer I'm embarrassed by the lack of professionalism by these foul mouth officers. I can honestly say I've NEVER have heard any officer, from first day in Academy and up, say, "Umm" inbetween words of the Miranda Advisement. Just backwoods hick cops, total embarrassment to all great officers in this country.

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

Amen!

amdguru
amdguru

Liberals in action. Makes me laugh.

10-43 me
10-43 me

I don't think that has anything to do with Liberals, Conservatives not independent, this incident shows that some people that has a little bit of power thinks the law doesn't apply to them. The proverbial " do you know who I am" when you start labeling you ended missing what we go through all the time, enforce the law no enforce it some of the time, every body is equal wait a minute you stopped who? I think those officers should sue the town, the mayor and all the other felons. A recall would be nice too.

MMcGregor
MMcGregor

AS ALWAYS - CRIMINALS TRYING TO MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK LIKE VICTIMS, WHILE MAKING THE POLICE LOOK LIKE STORM-TROOPERS!!!

BLUsupporter
BLUsupporter

Sounds like a great town to stay out of if all the politicians are meth heads and convicted felons.

javaguy746
javaguy746

They will probably hire meth heads to replace the police department

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

I hope they can never hire another Officer and that surrounding departments will NOT cover the town.....that's one hell of a disgraceful town council . BUT......the townspeople got what they wanted when they elected these morons.

DaveZ
DaveZ

Wow. Just wow