Molino Man Charged With Shattering Man’s Jaw At Dollar Tree

June 7, 2021

A Molino man allegedly shattered a man’s jaw at the Pensacola Boulevard Dollar Tree because of an “urge to do it”.

Samuel Thomas Bradley, 18, was charged with felony aggravated battery with great bodily harm.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office found the victim bleeding inside the entrance of the Dollar Tree on Pensacola Boulevard in Ensley. He was reportedly conscious, but was unable to speak clearly.

According to Escambia County EMS, the victim’s jaw line was shattered.

Deputies found Bradley standing at Walmart with blood on his hands. He stated that “he struck a white male because he was drinking and had an urge to do it,” the arrest report states.

Bradley remained in the Escambia County Jail Monday morning with bond set at $15,000.


38 Responses to “Molino Man Charged With Shattering Man’s Jaw At Dollar Tree”

  1. David Huie Green on June 12th, 2021 7:28 am

    Don’t drink and hit.

    Hmmm, probably won’t catch on, not enough people stupid enough to need to be told.

    Don’t drink and shoot.

    Don’t drink and rape.

    Don’t drink and steal.

    Problem is that when you drink, you don’t think as well as you think you think.

    Think: Don’t drink.

    David for functional brains

  2. BigMike on June 10th, 2021 2:55 am

    This Young Man just needs some Direction and mercy, could be the next Roy Jones with the Disipline, maybe have spelled that wrong but he could be the one that saves a little Lady from getting Robbed, i for one don’t enjoy Violence one bit but 18yrs old come on now, get him something too calm the temper maybe Zoloft and councilor at Hope, don’t ruin your life over this kinda stuff, just look out for your elders and watch that temper Young Man, put that stuff too use in the Military or Police academy!!!!

  3. Deborah on June 9th, 2021 10:53 pm

    Praying for the families….continued prayers for Sam…

  4. DD on June 9th, 2021 12:50 pm

    Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Can you honestly tell me that any of you haven’t done something STUPID when you were younger . Yes it was bad, but until you know all of the circumstances, how about giving some consideration in your comments. I’m sure the family of this young man are dealing with enough without having to see the comments on here.

  5. Susan Harris on June 8th, 2021 12:10 pm

    Based on other crimes committed in our area he will probably pay a fine and then go free. This will be decided by a Judge. Look at the 2 men who tried to rob a home who were held at gunpoint by a Molino homeowner. They both had a long rap sheet of at least 12-15 charges and arrests. All they paid for the past offenses were fines. Sad to say the Judges are just fining criminals now. Nothing will happen, except maybe the man who was assaulted will sue this young man. It is disgusting . Our communities are becoming unsafe and the criminals are portrayed as victims.

  6. TJ on June 7th, 2021 7:09 pm

    Only 18 and on the fast track to ruining his life. Hope Sam gets the help he needs, fast.

  7. Jason on June 7th, 2021 6:22 pm


    The $15,000 bond in this case was set by the deputy at the time of arrest. This bond was reviewed the following day by Judge Brodersen during “First Appearance”. The bond met the high side of the approved bond table issued by the Chief Judge for the 1st District.

    Arraignment on felony cases occur on Thursday and Friday’s typically about 21 days after arrest. This subjects arraignment date is set for 6/18 at 8:30am with Judge Kinsey. He was arrested 5/27. This is verifiable via the online court records.

  8. Pwb on June 7th, 2021 6:01 pm

    This guy is a real coward. What has happened to people? Crazy times we live in.

  9. L. B. on June 7th, 2021 5:07 pm


  10. Tee bug on June 7th, 2021 4:05 pm

    I sure hope if he ever has another urge to pop someone’s jaw again I hope it’s mine but I guess I’m not that lucky and I will guarantee he want ever forget that day I wake up a lot wanting to bust a jaw but I don’t ever do it usually it subsides after I drink my first cup of Joe.

  11. Chris on June 7th, 2021 3:41 pm

    One thing about it, where he’s headed, there’s plenty of people that will be excited to break a tender young man like him. They say a hard head makes a soft rear end.

  12. Gene on June 7th, 2021 3:28 pm

    ALAN. NOPE! Bond is set at the arraignment, by a judge, NOT at booking, by the booking officer.

  13. Trisha Dexter on June 7th, 2021 2:22 pm

    I hope the judge says “life in prison”. When the ask why the judge can say he “just had the urge to do it”.

  14. Mike J. on June 7th, 2021 9:15 am

    He just turned himself into a criminal because of an urge. Costly for the victim, costly for his reputation, and costly for his finances (and probably his family). There is a way to come back from this but it’s a lot harder than controlling the urge in the first place. That said, I don’t know either man, but pray that the victim recovers and the new criminal responds positively to mental health professionals.

  15. A Alex on June 7th, 2021 8:55 am

    Let him in prison and those inmates wont be busting his jaw. What a future he has

  16. Dawn Jarvis on June 7th, 2021 8:46 am

    Wow…low bond for what he did! To me he’s a dangerous individual and needs some sort of mental evaluation. I wouldn’t recommend him back on the streets because he may just “get the urge” to kill somebody next time.

  17. Karma on June 7th, 2021 8:36 am

    Next time he pulls this it could be on the wrong person.

  18. Paul on June 7th, 2021 8:31 am

    There shouldn’t be any bond. I’ll bet it was a sucker punch too.
    Straight to prison for 5..

  19. Drock on June 7th, 2021 8:25 am

    He wasn’t even smart enough to say ‘the devil made me do it’s instead he he just had an urge. I agree. Kid is a moron.

  20. concerned on June 7th, 2021 8:22 am

    hope the judge takes $100.00 a month from his future paychecks for the next 25 years to pay directly to the victim and 6 months in jail and 10 years probation and be drug tested every month. it’s time to take a stand on these types of crimes

  21. JTV on June 7th, 2021 8:17 am

    I don’t trust the weak prosecutors here, they’ll plea him down and a light sentence will be given.

  22. Alan on June 7th, 2021 8:03 am

    The young man is charged with a second degree felony and according to the Escambia County Bond Schedule, which has been in place since February 2017, the Low Bond amount is $2,500, the High Bond Amount is $15,000, and the Recommended Bond is $10,000. His bond was not set by a judge, it was set by the Booking Officer in accordance with the Bond Schedule, who set it as high as allowed by the courts.

    The legal system doesn’t work quite the way people think it does.

  23. Susie on June 7th, 2021 7:54 am

    He better not complain when he gets seriously injured by several large inmates who just “had the urge to do it”. The kid has some serious mental health issues. Blessings to the poor man who got injured.

  24. Wayne on June 7th, 2021 7:44 am

    Poster Child for “LOSER FOR LIFE”

  25. Shaking My Head on June 7th, 2021 7:41 am

    18yo. He was drinking. Where did he get the alcohol?

  26. JTV on June 7th, 2021 7:31 am

    @Bewildered, I agree. Judges here, hand out candy like it’s Halloween. Ridiculously low bail for a violent crime.

  27. Bag on June 7th, 2021 7:20 am

    A future community leader.

  28. Tommy G on June 7th, 2021 6:52 am

    Bond amounts are based on a predetermined amount set by the Chief Judge of the Courts. There is a small amount of discretion but there must be special circumstances. The mere admittance of a crime usually doesn’t determine a higher amount. Once the offender makes first appearance, the judge can reevaluate the amount and adjust it how they see fit for the circumstances. Special circumstances can change the amount but there is a range for the degree of the crimes. As an example, if it’s a third-degree felony, the bond should be set between $xxx – $xxx. Some crimes are listed as “No Bond” such as Domestic Violence Crimes, Violation of Probation, Fugitive from Justice warrants, etc.

  29. Lou on June 7th, 2021 6:43 am

    That’s terrible! He might have had the urge on the wrong guy; might’ve gotten a lesson. Best keep your hands to yourself.

  30. Justice on June 7th, 2021 6:42 am

    If this thug is convicted I’m sure there is a judge who will let him loose. We are tough on crime. Yea, right!

  31. Sad on June 7th, 2021 6:36 am

    Sam, so many people care about you and have fought and continue to fight for you (don’t worry people not in an enabling way). I pray it finally clicks for you and you find whatever it is you are looking for, but I can promise you it’s not in the bottom of the bottle.

  32. Just Me on June 7th, 2021 6:21 am

    Plan out Idiot for thinking you needed to hit someone for no reason…..I hope the Judge gets the urge….

  33. Todd on June 7th, 2021 6:13 am

    This prion will figure out real quick like about the urges his fellow felons get while incarcerated. Hopefully his frontal lobe develops post haste and he realizes what a complete ignorant fool he is.

  34. Denbroc on June 7th, 2021 4:27 am

    $15,000? You self-admit breaking another man’s jaw for no other reason except you had the urge to do so and your bond is only 15,000? Hopefully he is sentenced to the maximum allowed by law and restitution.

  35. David on June 7th, 2021 3:12 am

    Judges have urges do prosecutors

  36. Bewildered on June 7th, 2021 3:11 am

    Unless the two individuals knew each other and had some sort of argument, such a ridiculously low bond amount is scary – the guy is dangerous . Hopefully this judge will get punched in the face next time and not another innocent shopper.

  37. Jaq on June 7th, 2021 12:59 am

    Never thought I’d see you on here for something like this

  38. Good grief on June 7th, 2021 12:26 am


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