Task Force Arrests Tallahassee Man for Wakulla Case

By: WCSO Press Release
By: WCSO Press Release

Tallahassee, FL - The U.S. Marshal’s North Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a 32-year-old Tallahassee man in Leon County Thursday, Sept. 1 in connection with an April 18 burglary in Crawfordville, according to Sheriff David Harvey.

The Task Force apprehended Christopher Kanta Bradham at a home at 293 Bermuda Street at 1:15 p.m. Bradham was arrested without incident and transported to the Wakulla County Jail.

Bradham was wanted for the April 18 residential burglary of a home owned by Clinton Shettlesworth on McMyers Road in Crawfordville where $5,725 worth of property was stolen including a firearm, jewelry, electronic games and a large television.

During the April burglary investigation, a DNA sample was taken from the victim’s home which was sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Crime Lab. A match was discovered Aug. 19. After matching the DNA profile with Bradham, a photographic search was conducted and reviewed for similarities in photos provided by the victim’s security system.

Bradham was charged with burglary of a structure, grand theft and grand theft of a firearm. He is being held in the Wakulla County Jail under a $45,000 bond.

Bradham is also a registered sexual offender, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, as a result of lewd and lascivious battery and assault charges from 1999 and 2001. The stolen property has not been recovered, however the investigation is continuing.

The Task Force includes law enforcement officers from agencies throughout the region including Wakulla and Leon County and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Additional charges are pending.

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  • by Charles on Oct 6, 2011 at 05:39 PM
    Wakulla county really needs a change in the WCSO - the number of employees is rediculous. What happened to all those new Harley's the WCSO bought but have never been seen on the road?
  • by Jim Location: Tallah on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    Don't be so quick to knock WCSO. The suspect was in Leon County; not in Wakulla County. The guy has other previous convictions, and is on probation. Another agency (or even two more) is necessary for the investigation. I know, I know, you hate WCSO because they gave you a speeding ticket, or arrested you when you were beating your wife, or whatever. Or David Harvey didn't say "hi" to you when you saw him at the Wal Mart. Whatever.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 at 01:41 PM in reply to Jim
      Why doesn't WCSO stop the suv with the amber light on the roof from blaring 1500 watt music out of their vehicle while traveling up and down Spring Creek highway to make their beer runs???? it sounds like heavy artillery and shakes our houses. it's the little things that make life pleasant.
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      by blind on Sep 4, 2011 at 03:20 AM in reply to Jim
      You are blinded by the bright light and flying straight towards it. I know, I know the WCSO does not get any respect from other LEOs and it is actually has quite a reputation around the state as a place you can get a job if you will fly into the bright light....I know.
  • by Thankful Location: Wakulla on Sep 3, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    There's a lot more to law enforcement than writing traffic tickets and chauffeuring the Governor.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2011 at 08:00 AM in reply to Thankful
      Forida's Governor is driven by an FDLE Agent, not a WCSO cop.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2011 at 03:43 PM
    Wow, it took the US Marshall's to catch a burglar?? WCSO is a joke, isn't it??
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      by Joker on Sep 3, 2011 at 03:41 AM in reply to
      They are going to stay a joke until they have a cleanup.
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      by Pete Zahut on Sep 3, 2011 at 01:59 PM in reply to
      That's not fair. Yes, the sheriff is a philandering drunken real estate tycoon, and some of his henchmen are little better than him, but many of the deputies are honest and VERY hard working men and women. There's more to this case than just what goes on in Wakulla County ... Hopefully when Mr. Creel wins election and takes office, he'll get rid of a lot of the good ol' boy dead wood in the department.
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        by Wakulla on Sep 3, 2011 at 04:04 PM in reply to Pete Zahut
        Mr. Creel is not as qualified as Mr. Langston. We want experience for a sheriff not someone who handed out traffic tickets. Mr. Langston is more qualified hands down.
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          by Long Time Crawfordville resident on Sep 3, 2011 at 07:03 PM in reply to Wakulla
          I have given up hope for Wakulla county. Langston has been prepped to continue the tradition that Harvey embraced. He has already started sending Wakulla citizens self addressed donation envelopes. We are going to have a lien put on our property if we don't pay $196 a year for garbage pickup. (1 can a week). It seems we have no say in anything that matters anymore. Mike Stewart runs the county commission with arrogance and conceit. If you don't agree with him he shouts you down. Time for some new blood Wakulla. Let's see what we can do come election time. Read the article in the Wakulla Times about the 'new' garbage requirement. Thanks for listening.
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        by KS in WC on Sep 3, 2011 at 04:14 PM in reply to Pete Zahut
        Pete, we can only hope! Who else can refuse a breathalyzer and leave the scene of accident, and have the State Atty refuse to press any type of charge at all !??
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        by TK on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:15 PM in reply to Pete Zahut
        Your description of the sheriff made me spit my tea all over my keyboard!!!!! You hit the nail on the head with that 1. and I have nothing but praise for the Wakulla county deputies. They are outstanding.
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