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Man Killed for Evading Police in Dunwoody had Similar Charges in Cobb

Bradley Almy had a run-in with police last summer where he went to jail for evading police and suspicion of DUI.

Cobb County Sheriff's records show that the man who eluded police Wednesday night in Dunwoody was charged with a similar offense this summer that landed him in the Cobb County jail.

The 34-year-old Marietta man also has been charged with two DUIs and has three separate incidents of arrest that show he has been booked into the Cobb jail.

Bradley Almy was shot and killed Wednesday night by Dunwoody Police Sgt. Jason Dove after he led police on a chase that started at City Hall and ended on Perimeter Center East.

Dove shot the man after he rammed cars and continued to try and elude police at the Ashford Dunwoody and Perimeter Center East intersection near Perimeter Mall, according to Dunwoody Police.

Almy was involved in a similar incident last June, without the tragic results.

He spent three days in jail after a traffic incident with police that appeared to start with an improper lane change or speeding.

Almy then tried to elude police, according to the charges, and had an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. He was also charged with a DUI and failure to have his license with him.

There was a $10,000 bond for the arrest.

Almy's other run-ins with Cobb County law enforcement were five years ago.

He was booked into Cobb County Jail in December 2007 for a court related charge, according to the booking record.

In August of the same year he was booked into Cobb County Jail for a suspended registration, no license, and a charge of driving under the influence.

The booking charges don't reflect whether the man was ever convicted of any of the charges. None of the charges he went to jail for - including evading police -  are felonies.

Mary December 03, 2012 at 12:59 AM
a good cop is one that can take control of a situation without loss of life...cops are not always right either...obviously by your statement of not deserving police protection, you have the mentality of a pea and the attitude of an idiot
Lisa December 08, 2012 at 01:20 AM
I personally know Sgt. Dove. He is a great officer and an amazing human being. He did his job to protect and there was NO other option. Everyone can judge and assume but he did not fire his weapon because he wanted to. I know this mans heart and it is heavy with what was required of him.
Elissa Bryn Harbuck December 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM
This guy came about 2 feet from plowing into my car in the CPK parking lot. I don't care what kind of person he was before that Wednesday night... His behavior was inexcusable, and unfortunately for him, it got him killed. The officer did the right thing. No telling how many people would have been hurt or killed if the police had let this guy keep plowing into people. I have NEVER witnessed someone drive with such complete disregard for other people. If a child, family, anyone had been walking from the restaurant to their car, they would have been hit by this selfish jerk.
Sarah December 12, 2012 at 01:58 PM
He left behind 2 brothers
RP McMurphy December 13, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I think police just like to shoot people. Look at the Kathryn Johnston murder. But I understand his company will be closing Dunwoody operations by the first. 473 jobs to be lost.

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