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.