Stillwater Bail Bondsman Denied Bail Again on Murder Charge
(Stillwater, Okla.) – For the third time, a Stillwater bail bondsman, who lives in Drumright, was denied bail Monday on a first-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of a client in the back at her office on Aug. 9.
The trial for Chasity Dawn Carey, 41, the owner of Signature Bail Bonds in downtown Stillwater, has been scheduled on the March 5, 2018, jury docket by Payne County District Judge Phillip Corley, who denied a defense request for bail on Monday, a court official said.
A further pre-trial hearing was set Monday for Feb. 9, 2018, for Carey, who had waived her right to a preliminary hearing on the murder charge, a court official said.
Carey had earlier been denied bail twice by Payne County Special District Judge Katherine Thomas.
Carey was arrested at her Drumright home at 6:39 p.m. on Aug. 9, following the slaying at 11:40 a.m. that day of her client, Brandon James Williams, 38, of Stillwater, court records show.
Stillwater Police Detective Kyle Bruce alleged in an affidavit, “Carey made multiple statements about Williams having the gun. At no point did Williams have possession of the gun and based upon the investigation, Williams would not have known a gun was present in the office.”
During an interview with Stillwater Police Detective Mary Kellison, Carey’s son said, “he had a Go Pro video recorder in the corner of the office and it was recording during the incident,” the affidavit alleged.
According to the video observed by police, Carey “stops at the desk and leans over towards the drawer where the gun is kept. She opens the drawer, removes the gun, and turns toward the window. Carey is leaning against the desk and raised the gun with two hands and shoots the gun towards Williams.
“You can hear Williams making a statement about being shot. Carey lowers the gun and clears what appears to be a malfunction.
“Her son is standing beside her and says, ‘Mom, you shot him.’ Her response was ‘I did.’ Carey places the gun back in the drawer and closes the drawer. Carey then tells her son to call 911,” the affidavit alleged.