Former Achille mayor wanted for stealing from evidence room arrested

Published: May. 8, 2019 at 3:46 PM CDT
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The former mayor of Achille, Oklahoma, who admitted to state investigators he stole guns, cash, and drugs from the town's police evidence room was arrested Wednesday in Durant.

David Northcutt, 42, was taken into custody on one count of Grand Larceny and one count of False Declaration of Ownership in Pawn, both felonies. Northcutt is currently in the Bryan County Jail being held on a $10,000 bond.

According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation 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, 2019.

Northcutt eventually confessed that he used a key to unlock the evidence room door, stole several firearms some of which he pawned. stole approximately $8,000 in cash - some of which he spent gambling at Choctaw Casino, and drug he admitted to an agent that he consumed.

Before Northcutt was taken into custody around 12:30 at a downtown Durant restaurant, he spoke exclusively to News 12 anchor Dan Thomas.

Thomas set up the interview with the understanding that Northcutt would turn himself into police following the interview, but when he opted to first have lunch at a downtown Durant restaurant, police officers showed up and arrested him there.