Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – An 18-year-old man is in custody after confessing to investigators about his involvement in the gun range burglary, and he is cooperating with investigators and assisting in the investigation. Earlier today, around 7:22 a.m. the man was spotted by an officer walking in the 600 block of Terrace Hill Road, and he matched the description of one of the suspects captured on nRange surveillance system. After speaking with investigators, the suspect, identified as Malik Bradford, 18, of Nashville, confessed to participating in the burglary. Bradford is cooperating with the investigation.
Bradford was located during the intense suspect search this morning. However, his involvement was not immediately confirmed. Further investigation, with the assistance of Bradford, have led investigators to believe that five people, including Bradford, were involved in the burglary. Bradford was one of the men that ran from the officer, following a traffic stop on Park Glen Drive. It is not clear where the fifth suspect was at during the burglary.
Bradford was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Burglary, 2 counts of Theft of Property, and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.
It is believed that four additional suspects are still at-large. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ . nRange surveillance video is currently being edited and enhanced, and it will be released when available.