Man Threatens To Kill Deputies; Arrested For Robbery, Battery On Deputy

March 30, 2010

A Cantonment man is jailed after he allegedly robbed a man and then committed battery on a sheriff’s deputy Monday morning before telling them that he would kill them and another man when he gets out of jail.

bradley.jpgJimmie Bradley (pictured),54, of Hazard Lane, Cantonment,  is charged with felony battery, felony battery on a law enforcement officer and robbery in connection with the incident about 10:45 a.m. at 605 Neal Road, just east of Highway 29.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies Aubrey Anderson and Melissa Sterling responded to a reported robbery. Bradley advised that he went to the victim Robert Nellums’ business and demanded $195 that he alleged the victim owned him. Bradley said the Nellums picked up a pipe and struck him, and he responded by fighting back.

Nellums said Bradly did demand the $195, but Bradley also produced a box cutter and threatened to cut his throat. Nellums told deputies that Bradley hit him and attempted to strangle him. At that point, Nellums said he gave the $195 to Bradley because he feared for his life. According to Deputy Anderson, Nellums was bleeding from his forehead, his shirt was nearly torn off and he had wounds on his chest and neck.

Bradley admitted to deputies that Nellums gave him $195. When Deputy Sterling attempted to search Bradley, he grabbed her left arm and slung it away, according to the arrest report. He refused to admit the location of the money on his person, but $195 was later located in his sock when he was search at the jail, the report states.

“It should be noted that suspect Jimmie Bradley calmly told me and the other officers that when he got out of jail that he was going to kill victim Robert Nellums. He made this statement several times in front of officers,” Deputy Anderson wrote in his report. “He then advised that he would call us and tell us when he killed victim Nellums and when we responded he would kill two of us (deputies).

Bradley is being held in the Escambia County Jail on $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court in April.


5 Responses to “Man Threatens To Kill Deputies; Arrested For Robbery, Battery On Deputy”

  1. interested reader on March 30th, 2010 1:27 pm

    It seems to me that threathening a persons life ( in this case three lives) needs a much higher bond. If he gets out and carries out the threat, then what? Every one will say ” he should not have gotten out”. The way to prevent that is set the bond out of his reach. Judges today don’t always look at the big picture. Hope Mr. Nellums is ok and is on his guard if Bradley does make bond.

  2. bill, big b little ill on March 30th, 2010 11:44 am

    Robert is one of the best auto mechanics around, he has been robbed, cheated out of payment, sent to jail because he advertised on a sign that a lady did not pay him, arrested by what I was told was her cop boy friend. I suspect Bradly wanted something for nothing.

  3. Yumus B Kidding on March 30th, 2010 7:56 am

    “The question needs asked, did Nellums really owe Bradley $195? ”
    In my opinion that doesnt really have any bearing. He may have owed him money, but there are more civilized ways of going about it.

  4. bill, big b little ill on March 30th, 2010 7:33 am

    by the look of his arrest reports, he needs to just stay in jail.

  5. Oversight on March 30th, 2010 6:50 am

    The question needs asked, did Nellums really owe Bradley $195? If so, Bradley most certainly went wrong in getting it and now he is in the right place regardless. A thought about desperation: desperate people will do desperate things especially during these desperate times.

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