Bradley federal firearms charge

Pete Bradley, the former Woodfin police chief convicted of assaulting his wife in 2005, had his first appearance before a federal magistrate on Sept. 2, 2008, on charges that, as a convicted felon, he illegally possessed a firearm.

Bradley was found in possession of a .45-caliber Sig Sauer handgun, according to court records. According to the court documents, the federal indictment on the charge was sealed by U.S. Magistrate Dennis Howell on Aug. 5. An arrest warrant issued Aug. 6 was also sealed by the court. The court opened the documents following Bradley’s court appearance.

Click here to see the arrest warrant. Click here to see the unsealed indictment.

Bradley was released from jail on Sept. 3. Click here to read the court order setting the conditions of Bradley’s release.

On Sept. 5, the government filed a motion to dismiss its charge against Bradley, saying that a recent U.S. Fourth Circuit of Appeals ruling would nullify the charge. Click here to see the government’s motion.

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