Former Los Alamos Police Ofc. David Bradshaw, now a sheriff’s deputy in Chaves County, was bound over Tuesday to District Court on charges of aggravated assault and abuse of a child not resulting in great bodily harm. The preliminary hearing was held before Judge Buddy J. Hall in Chaves County Magistrate Court in Roswell.
Bradshaw was arrested in Roswell in March following an incident in which he allegedly followed a vehicle home while off-duty and pulled a gun on the driver.
The child abuse charge was added by 12th Judicial District Attorney John P. Sugg, the special prosecutor in the case, alleging Bradshaw of intentionally or recklessly causing or permitting a child under 18 to be placed in a situation that may endanger life or health in that he “got into a verbal altercation with an individual armed with a deadly weapon and pointed a firearm at that individual in the child’s presence”.
No District Court dates have been set at this time.