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Former Achille mayor confesses to breaking into police evidence room, OSBI says

Posted at 4:24 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 20:57:35-04

ACHILLE, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has announced the former Achille mayor has been arrested in connection with the burglary of the Achille police evidence room.

David Northcutt, 42, was arrested in Durant 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. He was taken into custody on one count of grand larceny and one count of false declaration of ownership in pawn, both of which are felonies.

OSBI says several items were missing from the evidence room, including guns, drugs and cash, after a break-in occurred in the early morning hours of March 18.

The day after the break-in, District Attorney Emily Redman requested OSBI assistance with the investigation into the burglary. The OSBI Crime Scene Unit processed the evidence room, which is located at City Hall in Achille.

“During the course of the investigation, agents interviewed multiple people, including the former mayor,” an OSBI statement says. “Northcutt eventually confessed that he used a key to unlock the evidence room door.”

Northcutt is currently in the Bryan County Jail being held on a $10,000 bond.

2 Works For You ran a story about Northcutt on March 4, when the then-mayor reported he had been attacked and beaten outside a convenience store. Photos were published of his face bloodied and swollen. No suspects ever were named.

NBC affiliate KTEN News in Texoma reported Northcutt was arrested in October 2018 after police say he broke into a home. According to KTEN, police said a man woke up and found two other men in his home, and one was Northcutt.

The homeowner told officers he followed the men with a shotgun until police arrived and arrested them. Police said Northcutt and the man with him were in possession of methamphetamine, the station reported.

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