A Highlands man had his day in Superior Court this week. Bradley Craig Little faced multiple charges from an incident in September 2010. Little pled no contest for charges of injury to personal property and four counts of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.
Little will serve 60 days at the Macon County Jail for the assault charges, after which he will have 18 months of supervised probation. Little will also be required to do 24 hours of community service and will be required to have no contact with the people involved in the incident, and can possess no firearms during that time.
After Little serves the 60 days, he will serve another 45 days at the Macon County Jail for the injury to personal property charges, then another 18 months of supervised suspension.
On Sept. 11, 2010, Highlands Police Officer Kelly Dendy and Macon County Sheriff's Officer Anthony Crawford responded to a domestic disturbance call involving Little. The 9-1-1 caller, later identified as Monica Calloway, stated that she was at the residence of an “irate and screaming” Bradley Little. As Calloway and others with her proceeded to leave Little’s residence in her 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, Little allegedly shot out the back windshield of her vehicle.
There were no injuries from the shots fired. However, Calloway told authorities that Little’s girlfriend, Linda Suther, was still at Little’s residence.
Officers Dendy and Crawford noted that Little was not combative or resistant in any way, but complied with their orders. Officer Dendy covered the suspect at gunpoint as Crawford frisked him and asked him where the weapon he used to shoot at the vehicle was located. Little then took the officers into his home and showed them where the weapon was located. According to reports, officers found a black Ruger .357 Magnum revolver on the couch, with three fired bullet casings and three unfired rounds in the chamber.
Before being led away, Little requested, and was granted, to speak to his girlfriend and smoke a cigarette.
Calloway later made a statement to officers that all persons involved in the incident knew each other and had previously been drinking together at a bar. Calloway said that everyone had been having a good time at the bar until Little tried dancing with Calloway, at which point Little’s girlfriend began yelling at both of them. Calloway stated that she left the bar and went to her nearby home.
According to Calloway, Little followed her to her home. Calloway told Little to leave as she closed the door on him. It was at this time that Little began walking towards his own home. Calloway soon went back to the bar, found her friends and left. She found out that Little’s girlfriend had gotten a ride home with another mutual friend, 46-year-old Theodore Sudin. Sudin reportedly lived on Little's property part time, but is originally from Bessemer, Ala.
Calloway tried to enter her vehicle and leave when Little allegedly walked up the driveway, yelling and cursing at Calloway and the others in the vehicle to leave his property. Moments later Little fired the first shot as everyone was trying to leave. Two more shots were fired, and it is believed, according to reports, that the third shot hit the back of the window and ricocheted off “because of the type of bullet and angle at which the shot had taken place.” Calloway then drove to the end of the driveway and dialed 9-1-1.