NORMAN, okay. (KFOR) – Less than a week after his death, new body camera video shows us the arrest of a popular Norman bakery owner.
Shannon Hanchett, 38, was arrested last month. She spent twelve days in the Cleveland County Detention Center before she was found dead in her cell last Thursday.
Hanchett was the owner of the Okie Baking Co., also known as “Cookie Cottage” on Main St.
As the community continues to mourn his death, many are wondering why Hanchett was arrested in the first place. The 18-minute video, released by the Norman Police Department on Tuesday, shows how the ordeal played out.
According to court records, an AT&T store employee called police about Hanchett around 7 p.m. on November 26. In his report, the officer claimed that Hanchett was “exhibiting behavior consistent with some type of mental health disorder.”
The video reveals that she seemed to be worried that her husband would hurt their children.
“My husband has a gun,” Hanchett can be heard telling the officer. “I told him when he bought the guns years ago, I don’t like guns. He said I don’t care what you like, I’m in the army and I’ll do what I want.
The officer can be heard responding, “What makes you think he’s going to kill the children? I also have a gun and I am not going to kill any child.”
Shortly after that exchange, Hanchett appears to insist on calling 9-1-1, despite the officer warning him not to.
“If you call 9-1-1 right now while I’m standing in front of you, I’m going to arrest you for misuse of 911 because I’m standing here,” the officer said.
Less than a minute later, Hanchett said, “So now I’m calling 9-1-1 again.”
Approximately nine minutes into the video, the officer can be heard telling her husband what is happening over the phone.
“He’s probably about to go to jail,” the officer said. The husband asked why, to which the officer replied, “for misusing 9-1-1 and obstructing and now assaulting another person.”
“Okay,” said the man on the phone, believed to be Hanchett’s husband.
The assault the officer mentioned refers to Hanchett allegedly touching one of the AT&T store employees.
Before making the arrest, the officer calls for backup. While they wait, Hanchett makes another call to 9-1-1.
Hanchett was finally arrested around 7:30 p.m. Court records show she was facing two counts of misusing 911 and one count of obstructing an officer.
The video concludes with Hanchett positioned in the back of the police vehicle, as the officers prepare to take her to jail.
OSBI and the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office are now investigating how he died in jail less than two weeks later. A CCSO spokesperson said there is currently no estimated date for when more information will be available.
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