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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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

No. 51-51
Doormanswift
Doormanswift

Just how is it this tiny ass little town has like 8 police officers? 4 suspended, Chief fired, Asst chief quit and 2 others still working. I come from a bigger town and we have 2. Usually with nothing to do.