Truck driver in San Antonio smuggling case has Sacramento ties

The truck driver who allegedly transported undocumented immigrants in the back of a trailer he was last seen driving in San Antonio has a history in Sacramento (July 28, 2017).

The truck driver who allegedly transported undocumented immigrants in the back of a trailer he was last seen driving in San Antonio has a history in Sacramento. 

James Matthew Bradley Jr., who faces the death penalty if convicted, was arrested after San Antonio police responded to a Walmart parking lot and found multiple undocumented immigrants in the back of a tractor-trailer.

Eight immigrants were found dead inside of the hot trailer, and two later died. Bradley was charged with transporting undocumented immigrants.

An ABC10 analysis of public records found that Bradley lived in Sacramento, most recently between 2004 and 2005. He also lived in Elverta, just north of Sacramento, from 1990 to 1995 and in Rancho Cordova in 1998. 

According to court records, Bradley was arrested in Sacramento in April 2003 on a fugitive charge, but voluntarily returned to Colorado where he was facing prior charges for violating probation in 1999. 

The Sacramento case was eventually dismissed.

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