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Two DUI cases go to court

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bedford County's grand jury only heard three cases on Monday, indicting a man for fourth offense DUI.

Edward Bruce Bradford, 52, of Franklin was charged with two counts of DUI, fourth or subsequent, failing to make immediate notice of an accident and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage.

According to the warrants, one of the DUI charges involved alcohol while the other involved another type of unspecified intoxicant.

Similar case

A similar case was also heard by the 12 grand jury members. Tommy J. Simpson, 57, was charged with being a habitual traffic offender, driving on a revoked license, fifth offense, and two counts of DUI first offense.

According to the original warrants entered in General Sessions Court, it was the fifth offense of DUI for Simpson, but it was amended to a first offense when bound over to the grand jury.

Simpson was charged with the two counts for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol and an unspecified intoxicant.

Drug case

Also indicted was Stephen Matthew Fearn, 42, for schedule II drug: manufacture, delivery, sell, possession (two counts), schedule I drug: manufacture, delivery, sell, possession (two counts) and schedule II drugs: cocaine (two counts.)

Another case was not presented to the grand jury, but may be heard when they meet again on Oct. 22.