A 37-year-old Wauwatosa man is accused of grabbing and squeezing his girlfriend’s face and then slapping her – and he also made threats in reference to the mass shooting at a Brookfield salon, warning the victim about any attempt she might make to get a restraining order against him, she told police.
Ray L. Bradley was charged Friday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of battery/domestic abuse and two counts of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 15 months in prison and $12,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Nov. 19, Bradley and his live-in girlfriend began to argue at their residence in the 2300 block of North 64th Street when he told the victim “you deserve to be in a body bag.”
Bradley was in the process of moving out of the residence, and during the argument he also told the victim he knew she was “going to the police station, then downtown to the courthouse to get the piece of paper that got that girl killed in Brookfield.”
That was taken by the victim and police as a threatening reference to the killing to Zina Haughton, 42, of Brown Deer, who was shot by her husband Radcliffe Haughton, 45, when he came into Azana Spa in October and opened fire.
They left the residence and drove eastbound on West Center Street. The victim said Bradley would rev the car up to high speeds, then swerve at parked cars as if he were going to ram them.
Eventually he stopped the car in the 4800 block of Center Street, grabbed and squeezed the woman’s face and slapped her in the mouth.
Bradley is currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on $1,000 bail while awaiting trial.