Police report contradicts bondswoman’s account of shooting
Team Radio Marketing Group - August 10, 2017 9:52 am
STILLWATER — Stillwater Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in an office at 116 W. 7th shortly before noon Aug. 9.
The investigation began after Chasity Carey of Signature Bail Bonds called 9-1-1, stating that she had just shot a man. The victim, identified as Brandon James Williams, 38, of Stillwater, was found dead at the scene.
Williams had been arrested in late July and charged with three counts of second degree burglary as well as possession of marijuana in Payne County. He was released from jail on Aug. 1 on a $35,000 bond posted by Carey.
Carey told officers she had called Williams to her office with the intent of taking him into custody to revoke his bond and deliver him back to the Payne County Sheriff’s office.
A witness was present during the meeting between Carey and Williams. Carey told investigators a fight broke out between her and Williams during the meeting. She indicated she shot Williams with a gun she had in her desk in self-defense during the struggle.
Witness statements, as well as evidence found at the scene, including video evidence, contradict Carey’s version of the event. The investigators’ findings indicate that the shooting was not a justifiable act of self-defense.
Carey, 41, of Drumright, was arrested at her home in Drumright shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on a murder complaint by Stillwater Police Department investigators and the Creek County Sheriff’s office.