PB police officer arrested on accident-related warrants


A Pine Bluff police officer was booked into the Dub Brassell Detention Center here Thursday afternoon on a felony warrant and two misdemeanor charges stemming from an Oct. 8, 2011, one-vehicle accident in which his son was injured.

Billy Bradley, 42, remains employed as a patrolman, according to police spokesman Capt. Greg Shapiro.

Bradley was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond, according to a jail official who reported that an Arkansas State Police-filed warrant indicated that Bradley was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, a Class D felony; inadequate insurance, a Class A misdemeanor; and reckless driving, a Class B misdemeanor.

Bradley was booked into the jail at 4:12 p.m. and released at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, according to the sheriff’s department’s website.

A conviction on the felony charge could carry a punishment of up to six years of detention and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Convictions on the Class A and B misdemeanors can result in fines of up to $1,000 and $500 and/or jail sentences of up to a year and up to 90 days, respectively.

ASP spokeman Bill Sadler said Bradley surrendered to authorities at the jail. Sadler said Bradley’s ex-wife was also involved in the accident.

An ASP trooper investigated the accident, which occurred on the Interstate 530/Highway 65B interchange, according to Sadler. ASP investigator Rick Newton was in charge of the criminal investigation, but Newton was not available for additional information and the accident report was unavailable as well.

Shapiro said any disciplinary actions against Bradley will be determined by Pine Bluff Police Chief Brenda Davis-Jones.