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:

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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?

No. 26-50
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.