Samuel Bradley Sentenced to 14 Years in Department of Corrections

Starke County Courthouse

Samuel Bradley received his sentence in the Starke Circuit Court earlier this month on a charge of Attempted Criminal Deviate Conduct as a Class B felony.

Bradley was charged with Attempted Criminal Deviate Conduct after he blocked a cell to prevent the victim, Todd Dalton, from leaving the cell while Adam Makowski and Buddy Blankenship assaulted him. According to the Starke County Sheriff’s Department’s case report, video tapes revealed that Makowski, Blankenship, and Bradley were involved in an assault against Dalton. The tapes showed that the trio had forced Dalton into the F-Block, where they tried to pull down his pants and assaulted him. Dalton said the three were trying to rape him because he refused to fight back during a prior altercation.

Bradley was found guilty in September, and was sentenced this month to 14 years in the Department of Corrections with none of that sentence suspended. Bradley may petition the court to allow him to serve the last two years of the sentence on home detention if he is accepted, but the state can object to that request.