Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office arrests man with warrants for fleeing law enforcement, possessing drugs


Photo courtesy of the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Saturday morning traffic stop near Paincourtville led to the arrest of a Donaldsonville man who had numerous warrants stemming from an August 2020 incident in which he allegedly led deputies on a pursuit, crashed the vehicle he was driving and then fled on foot.

An Assumption Parish deputy pulled over a vehicle after it made a traffic violation on Saturday, and the passenger was 24-year-old Verner Jerome Bradford. Bradford allegedly gave the deputy a fake name at first, and the deputy soon realized why.

After reportedly finding ecstasy in Bradford’s possession, the deputy arrested him and eventually discovered the long list of warrants for Bradford.

Bradford has been wanted on the following charges since August 2020:

  • Aggravated flight from an officer
  • Illegal carrying of weapons in the presence of controlled substances
  • Possession of dangerous substances
  • Illegal possession of a stolen firearm
  • Simple criminal damage to property
  • Possession of marijuana

Over the weekend, Bradford racked up the following charges:

  • Possession of MDMA, or ecstasy
  • Taking contraband to or from a penal institution
  • Resisting an officer
  • Illegal carrying of weapons
  • Possession of Fentanyl
  • Fugitive – Ascension Parish

Bradford was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on all the charges. His bond is set at $120,000.

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