Woman Who Causes Dade County Deputy Tommy Bradford To Lose Leg Gets 40-Year Sentence

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Lora Leeanne Wooten
Lora Leeanne Wooten

A Henegar, Ala., woman who caused Dade County deputy Tommy Bradford to lose a leg has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Lora Leeanne Wooten, 35, must serve the first 15 years in confinement.

Ms. Wooten was fleeing law enforcement last August when she encountered Deputy Bradford, who was trying to put down a spike strip to halt her vehicle. She ran over him, causing the loss of his leg.

Deputy Bradford has since returned to the job.

A jury convicted Ms.

Wooten of two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, two counts of DUI, one count of theft by bringing stolen property into state, one count of reckless driving, one count of failure to maintain lane, one count of no proof of insurance, one count of improper driving on a divided highway, one count of improper passing, one count of affixing of a plate to conceal or misrepresent identity, one count of driving on the wrong side of the highway, and one count of improper tires.

Authorities said she was driving a stolen truck at the time.


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