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UPDATE: Man in custody for punching Bradley deputy in face

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UPDATE: According to the Bradley County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, 46-year-old David Paul Kadlec, who was wanted for punching a Bradley County deputy sheriff and other charges, was arrested Saturday afternoon in Meigs County. 

Kadlec was spotted by a landowner near a trailer park on Peakland Road near Oak Grove Road in Meigs County about 12 p.m. A citizen approached Kadlec, who was in the process of burglarizing a residence. The citizen was able to subdue Kadlec after a foot chase and called 911. 

Meigs County deputies arrived and placed Kadlec under arrest, according to Chris Hill of the Meigs County Sheriff's Department. 

Kadlec was transported back to the Bradley County Jail, where he was booked on Violation of Probation charges, Resisting Stop and Arrest, Aggravated Assault and Criminal Trespassing. 

In addition, he is being detained for the Meigs County Sheriff's Department for burglary. 


PREVIOUS STORY: Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson says that the reward for the arrest of David Paul Kadlec has been doubled from $500  to $1,000.  

Kadlec is wanted on a misdemeanor probation violation, resisting stop and arrest, criminal trespassing and assault, stemming from his punching in the face of  Bradley County Deputy Sheriff Tiffany Goodwin as she sought to take him into custody.  

David Paul Kadlec is 46, 5'10” tall and weighs about 175 pounds.  

Watson urges citizens not to approach Kadlec if you encounter him, but to call 911.


PREVIOUS STORY: Bradley County Sheriff's Office  tell Channel 3 that one of their deputy sheriff's was punched in the face Saturday morning and they are looking for the suspect who did it. 

Deputy Tiffany Goodwin was involved in a foot pursuit on Georgetown Road near the Meigs County line, when the suspect, David Paul Kadlec, punched her in the face. 

Kadlec was being sought on a Violation of Probation warrant out of Bradley County. 

Kadlec is described as  5'10” and weighs 175 pounds. Sheriff Watson urges citizens not to approach Kadlec, but to call 911. 

“We aren't sure if Kadlec is armed, however we consider him to be dangerous, in that if he will strike an officer, he certainly might seek to injure a private citizen.  will face additional charges upon his arrest. The search for David Paul Kadlec continues. We want to get Mr. Kadlec off the streets and in jail,” said Sheriff Watson.

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