City man pleads guilty to burglaries

Becky Campbell • Sep 5, 2012 at 10:28 PM

A Johnson City man charged in several home burglaries pleaded guilty to multiple charges in Washington County Criminal Court this week.

Kristopher Travis Bradley, 33, pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted aggravated burglary with an eight-year sentence for each, two counts of theft over $500 with a four-year sentence for each, three counts of theft over $1,000 with an eight-year sentence each and one count of forgery with a four-year sentence.

Prosecutors dismissed one count each of aggravated burglary, theft over $500, theft under $500 and theft over $1,000. All the sentences will run concurrent for an effective eight-year prison term.

Bradley has a long history of criminal behavior and probation violations that dates back to 2005, but the charges he pleaded guilty to this week stem from multiple home burglaries in Johnson City in 2011 and 2012 — all while he was on probation from a 2005 case of 55 counts of forgery and some burglaries while he was out on bond from other charges.

In the more recent cases, Bradley broke into homes and took jewelry, electronics and checks. One home was broken into twice, according to court records.

After taking the items, police said Bradley sold jewelry at local gold stores and used checks to write them to himself and get cash. One of the cases dismissed involved Bradley taking a vehicle from a vehicle repair shop and selling it for scrap.

During one of Bradley’s arrests, officers found several stolen items from home burglaries that were under investigation. Bradley was also videotaped passing forged checks and selling jewelry stolen from homes in Johnson City.

Bradley was sentenced as a persistent offender and must serve 45 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

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