By Ray King
Two brothers who were arrested after an altercation Monday were ordered to have no contact with each other following a court hearing Wednesday.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth entered the order after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Bradley Hartley, 33, with aggravated assault on a family or household member and first-degree criminal mischief and to charge Zachary Hartley, 30, with aggravated assault on a family or household member and committing a terroristic act.
Reading from a probable cause affidavit from sheriff’s Investigator Kaylon McDaniel, Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said the brothers live together in a house on Jed Road and on Monday, they were driving down the road when they got into a verbal altercation that became physical.
Bradley Hartley got out of the vehicle and got into another vehicle and Zachary Hartley went home. While there, Bradley Hartley showed up in the front of the house and allegedly threatened to whip Zachary Harley, who told the court that he had a broken back and could not defend himself.
McDaniel reported that Zachary Hartley had a shotgun but during the hearing Zachary Hartley said he had a .22 and fired one shot at the feet of his brother. Zachary told deputies that Bradley Hartley got into a vehicle and started backing up toward where he and another person were standing and hit a tree, then drove off and hit another vehicle which did not belong to either of the brothers.
Reed said while Bradley Hartley was driving, Zachary Hartley fired a shot at the vehicle and deputies found what appeared to be a bullet hole near the driver’s side.
Judge Bridgforth set a $15,000 bond for both Zachary Hartley and Bradley Hartley and appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent them.