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Ericka Bradley, 28, was arrested on Friday after a tip call to the police alerted them to the car full of children at around 6 p.m., according to the police report. The tip caller waited about 30 minutes before notifying the police.
Bradley returned to the car ten minutes before 7 p.m.
According to police, Bradley was verbally abusive to the children in their presence, stating several times that "they were going to get it" and "get spankings" when they get home. When she was informed of being placed under arrest, she again threatened the kids.
When police questioned Bradley as to why the kids were left in the car, she said that the girl had started to pick up items and place them in her pocket. She said she checked on them at about 5:15 p.m.
Bradley is in Davidson County Jail on $25,000 bond for five counts of felony child abuse.
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TBI: Women more likely family violence victims
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new study of domestic violence in Tennessee last year found women were nearly two times more likely to be victimized than men and children were the victims in 16 percent of all family violence cases.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put out a report this week analyzing crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the state. Their findings show that nearly 15 percent of all crimes reported were domestic in nature.
The study looked at the relationships between victims and offenders as well as the influence of drugs and alcohol on family violence. The study found that more than 17 percent of family violence involves drugs or alcohol, with alcohol being the most common.
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