Achille mayor arrested for burglary, meth possession

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CALERA, OK. (KXII) - The Achille mayor is a free man after spending Monday night in the Bryan County Jail.

Monday morning he and his roommate were arrested for burglary.

Police say a Calera man was shocked to find Achille mayor David Northcutt and his roommate 19-year-old Joshua Doughty in his house.

Northcutt got out of jail Tuesday on a $10,000 bond.

"I think it's really crazy because I would have never pinpointed that on him, like never not once," said Sheena Burnes.

"And I'm not surprised by it, not a bit," said Stephanie Denzer.

Burnes and Denzer are referring to the arrest of their mayor and Doughty.

The incident report states the two men had been using meth when they went off the road.

Police said the men drove Northcutt's car into a ditch off McKennon Road near Main Street in Calera.

Then they walked from there to the home, which is about 15 minutes in walking distance.

Police said the man who lives there woke up to a noise that morning and saw Northcutt and Doughty in his house.

The door was unlocked.

He called police and told them to leave. Then he followed them with a shotgun until officers arrived and arrested them for burglary and drug charges.

"You never know with this town. Everybody's crazy around here, everybody is crazy around here," Burnes said.

Calera Police said they found meth and drug paraphernalia, including syringes on them.

It's not Northcutt's first run in with police.

During his first term as mayor, back in 2017, he was investigated for firing a shot toward the ground in an argument with his boyfriend, and eventually resigned.

Achille City Hall said Northcutt took over as mayor a few months ago.

"I think that we have a lot of work to do on Achille. A lot of work," Denzer said.

Achille City Hall said elected officials in Oklahoma can only be removed from office if they're convicted for a crime, then it goes to the Attorney General to decide.

They wouldn't comment further.

Doughty is still in the Bryan County jail on a $10,000 bond.

If he's convicted, Northcutt faces anywhere from seven to 20 years in prison.