According to the court documents, the 39-year-old suspect, later identified as Bradley, was taken into custody and later charged with capital murder after he killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Treasure. He is also facing a fleeing and eluding charge after he attempted to evade capture. Bradley was released from federal prison in June 2023, after serving 14 years of a 16-year sentence for weapons charges and manslaughter in the 2008 shooting death of his girlfriend Crystal.
Not long after he was released, he and Treasure began dating, according to Taylor. Prosecutors said that Bradley reportedly waited for his pregnant ex-girlfriend to come back to a safehouse where he stabbed her to death. During an interview with investigators, the 39-year-old man reportedly said that he killed the 37-year-old woman, Treasure, because he thought she would accuse him of domestic violence, which would send him back to prison.
The victim’s body was found at a fire station, which also serves as a safe house for domestic violence victims. The 37-year-old victim moved out of Bradley’s home late last month and into the domestic violence shelter. He found out where she was staying and arrived to wait for her. After he killed her, he moved her vehicle behind a barn to conceal it before driving away in his car, per reports.
“I believe that the evidence in this case will show Bradley’s motive for this crime was he felt like Treasure was going to sign a warrant for domestic violence on him which would violate his probation and send him back to prison for the remainder of his sentence,” Sheriff Heath said. Sheriff Heath said deputies collected a knife that they believe was used in the murder.