Update: Maplesville policeman injured in MHS burglary

Published 8:43 pm Monday, April 12, 2010

A Maplesville police officer was knocked unconscious while interrupting a burglary at Maplesville High School early Monday morning.

Officer Michael Bradford was making a routine patrol around MHS at approximately 1:30 a.m. when he noticed a black male and another suspect, race unidentified, standing next to an open window around the back of the school.

The suspect fled on foot, and the officer followed him. As the officer rounded a corner of the school, the suspect struck him in the head with an unknown object, according to Maplesville Mayor Kurt Wallace.

Bradford was then taken to Shelby Baptist Medical Center for treatment. He has since been released.

There are currently no suspects in the investigation, according to Wallace.

Wallace said the suspects failed to enter the building before and after the officer arrived on the scene. Nothing was stolen from the school.

Bradford joined the MPD last November.