SOMERVILLE, TX — Somerville Mayor Michael Bradford’s son is in the center of an ongoing criminal investigation.
“I’ve seen him, waved at him maybe. See him going to school, or maybe with his brother. I know him when I see him,” says Bill Vyorl, a Somerville resident.
Ethan Bradford, 18-year-old, was arrested Friday, Jan 15. 2020, on five counts of felony delivery of a controlled substance/marijuana to a minor, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of injury to a child criminal neglect.
Neighbors say the Somerville Police Department executed the search warrant early Friday morning at the Mayor’s residence
“I was sitting in my easy chair, drinking coffee, when I saw the lights. You know, I thought the street lights were flickering, and I looked out, and of course, I saw all of the Police cars, all over the place, and I don’t like to see that on the streets, but then again, I’m glad we have police officers that take care of problems,” says Vyorl.
According to documents, Bradford was the only one arrested Friday. He remains in Burleson County custody on $195,000 in bonds set by Burleson County Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace, Robert Urbanosky, according to the sheriff’s office.
“That little boy Ethan, I hope the Lord can intervene in his life, and change him around. Everyone who has had kids, knows you have problems with kids, some of them are more severe than not, but this is serious. I just pray he gets through it, and we all get through this,” says Vyorl.
According to Somerville Police Chief Jake Sullivan, Bradford was arrested on seven separate arrest warrants in connection with prior incidents.
While many community members declined to comment on camera about the current situation involving Bradford, many, are happy to see those who break the law, be held accountable.
“I know if the law has been broken, I want him to be accountable to the law. But like I said, I hope the good Lord intervenes in his life, and he gets through this, and changes his ways around, because, that's what we all need to get going in the right direction,” says Vyorl.
Chief Sullivan, says this is an on-going investigation and additional arrest may be made.