Death threats against local law enforcement lead to arrest

This undated booking photo shows Samuel Bradbury. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)
This undated booking photo shows Samuel Bradbury. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – One man is behind bars after making death threats against local police on Facebook.

Samuel Bradbury, 22, of Pine Village was arrested by West Lafayette Police on June 21 after law enforcement received an anonymous tip about the Facebook posts.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Bradbury’s posts included threats against a Tippecanoe County judge, a Indiana Supreme Court Justice, and specific members of law enforcement in Tippecanoe County. He also threatened to “blow the Tippecanoe County Courthouse to pieces.”

The affidavit says Bradbury mentions his affiliation with Amanda and Jared Miller, the Lafayette couple who killed two police officers in Las Vegas in early June. He said the Millers were part of the “765 Anarchists” group that he leads.

Bradbury said the group has been forming for years to kill police officers, saying it has gathered explosives and acts by the group may include a suicide bomber.

Police were able to uncover chemical substances that contained components of incendiary devices owned by Bradbury.

Bradbury was booked into Tippecanoe County Jail with his bond set at $100,000 cash. He faces four Class C felony intimidation charges for each officer he threatened.

Federal charges are forthcoming. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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