STILLWATER, Okla. – The trial for an Oklahoma bail bond agent who is charged with murder after she fatally shot a man she was trying to take into custody is scheduled to begin this week.
In August, 41-year-old Chasity Carey, of Signature Bail Bonds in Stillwater, called 911 saying she had just shot a man, identified as 38-year-old Brandon James Williams.
When officers arrived, Williams was found dead at the scene.
Police said Williams was arrested in late July 2017 and charged with three counts of second-degree burglary, as well as possession of marijuana.
He was released from jail on Aug. 1 on a $35,000 bond posted by Chasity Carey.
Carey reportedly told officers she had called Williams to her office that morning with the intent of taking him into custody to revoke his bond and deliver him back to the Payne County Sheriff’s Office.
Carey told investigators a fight broke out between her and Williams during the meeting and she shot Williams in self-defense.
However, police said witness statements, evidence at the scene and video evidence contradict Carey’s version of the event. Investigators don’t believe the shooting was a justifiable act of self-defense.
Carey was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder. Her trial is scheduled to begin this week.
If she is convicted, she faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.