Death threats against local law enforcement lead to arrest

Photo Courtesy of Tippecanoe County Jail
Photo Courtesy of Tippecanoe County Jail

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – One man is behind bars after making death threats against local police on Facebook.

Samuel Bradbury, 22, of Pine Village was arrested by West Lafayette Police on June 21st after law enforcement received an anonymous tip about the Facebook posts.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Bradbury’s posts included threats against a Tippecanoe County judge, a Indiana Supreme Court Justice, and specific members of law enforcement in Tippecanoe County. He also threatened to “blow the Tippecanoe County Courthouse to pieces”.

The affidavit says Bradbury mentions his affiliation with Amanda and Jerad Miller, the Lafayette couple who killed two police officers in Las Vegas in early June. He said the Millers were part of the “765 Anacharists” group that he leads. He says the group forming for years to kill police officers, saying the group has gathered thermite and explosives and that acts by the group may include a suicide bomber.

Police were able to uncover chemical substances that contained components of incendiary devices owned by Bradbury.

Bradbury was booked into Tippecanoe County Jail with his bond set at $100,000 cash.He faces four Class C felony intimidation charges for each officer he threatened. Federal charges are forthcoming.

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