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Arrest made in July 1 burglary

Published 11:46am Friday, July 12, 2013

FRANKLIN—A caregiver has been arrested in connection with a July 1 home invasion, said Major Gene Drewery, spokesman for the Southampton Sheriff’s Office.

Bradshaw
Bradshaw

Erica Shandrika Bradshaw, 31, of Brandon Street in Franklin, has been charged with attempted murder, burglary with the intent to commit murder and grand larceny, Drewery said. Drewery said Bradshaw, who will be arraigned today in Southampton County General District Court, is being held in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.

Detectives developed probable cause through interviews and anonymous tips, which led to the warrants being issued, Drewery said. Bradshaw was the nurse who originally reported that a crime had taken place to the sheriff’s office.

On July 1, a burglar entered the home of Phillip Everette, 67, during the night, breaking a window in the back door to gain entry. The burglar took a large amount of cash. An exact amount has not yet been released.

Everette, who lived alone in his double-wide trailer, was paralyzed from the neck down and received assistance from nurses.

Drewery said that the phone and power lines had been cut, however the sheriff’s office could not confirm that the lines were cut by the burglar. Drewery said that the break-in occurred sometime between 11 p.m. and 7:45 a.m.

Everette suffered lacerations to the head and was treated and released from Southampton Memorial Hospital. Everette was believed to have been struck by a fence picket.

  • http://www.blackwaternottoway.com Jeff Turner

    Hope they catch her accomplice.

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  • 4203

    Just curious. The report list Ms.Edwards as a “nurse.” Really? Then list her credentials as to what makes her a nurse. My guess is she is a PCA- personal care aide – which is a not a nurse. Just because someone puts on a set of scrubs and had 40 hours of training, all of a sudden, by gosh, they are a NURSE. What an embarrassment to the profession of nursing. Let’s just say it like it really is.

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  • moderate

    She didn’t have to strike him. She deserves no bail

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  • RWH

    Great job to all the LEO’s and to the people who provided tips and information on catching this animal. She should be executed for what she did.

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  • FromHere

    Good job, Sheriff’s Dept. And @Zuni1, knowing and proving are two different things. It takes time to gather positive evidence.

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  • simplifyingit

    there is a pile of these so-called “caregivers” going into homes of the elderly and feeble and taking advantage of them. Each of those could be caught with random drug testing and lie detectors………….probably. SMH

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  • zuni1

    What took so long? He was saying on the TV that it was his caregiver that had done it.

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  • FromHere

    She had help.

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