Fugitive facing Putnam charges apprehended in Owen County

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Bloomington Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun and his K-9 Loki hunt down the suspect.
Indiana State Police photo

SPENCER – Authorities Monday night arrested a 44-year-old Bloomington man who faces upper-level felony warrants out of several counties, including Putnam.

Utilizing numerous investigative strategies, troopers with the Indiana State Police and the Indiana State Police Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section investigating the whereabouts of Andrew J. Bradley were able to determine the fugitive was at a rural farm on Smith Road in Owen County.

Due to the residence being located down an extremely long gravel driveway and surrounded by open fields and woods, the ISP Aviation Section was requested to assist and the use of an ISP helicopter proved effective in the apprehension.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. with officers beginning to pull into the driveway. Bradley immediately fled on foot, behind the house and through the fields.

The ISP helicopter was able to keep a visual on Bradley, who continued to try and elude capture. However, as the aviation troopers directed the ground troopers to the correct location, Bradley stopped running and surrendered. He was taken into custody without any further incident.

Bradley was arrested and incarcerated at the Owen County Jail for the following offenses:

• Dealing methamphetamine more than 10 grams, Level 2 felony (Putnam County).

• Possession of methamphetamine more than 28 grams, Level 3 felony (Putnam County).

• Possession of marijuana, Class B misdemeanor (Putnam County).

• Failure to appear on dealing methamphetamine more than 10 grams, Level 2 felony (Monroe County).

• Failure to appear on possession of methamphetamine more than 28 grams, Level 3 felony (Monroe County).

• Armed Robbery, Level 3 felony (Monroe County).

• Criminal recklessness with firearm, shooting into a building, Level 3 felony (Monroe County).

• Auto theft, Level 6 felony (Monroe County).

• Resisting law enforcement by fleeing in a vehicle, Level 6 felony (Owen County).

New charge of resisting law enforcement by fleeing on foot, Class A misdemeanor.

ISP Sgt. Greg Day along with Troopers Taylor Lowry, Wyatt Phillips and Richard Klun and his K-9 Loki enlisted the help of Owen County deputies Michael Browning and Ryan Combs.

Sgt. Day applauded the hard work, cooperation and quality investigation skills by all officers and departments involved. “Excellent teamwork, seamless cooperation between departments and thorough planning resulted in a dangerous individual being arrested without a major incident. The citizens can rest easier knowing Mr. Bradley is in custody.”

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