By Ray King

Jefferson County Sheriff Lafayette Woods Jr., said Tuesday he was “very disappointed” with the ruling by Jefferson County Judge Kim Bridgforth that probable cause had not been established to charge a man with the murder of another man in 2019.

Sheriff’s Investigators had arrested Michael Danny Britten, 57, in connection with the death of Leslie Bradley, 56, in December and Britten appeared for a probable cause hearing in district court on Friday.

Appearing on the Oldies 101.3 morning show, Woods talked about Bridgforth’s ruling.

He went on to say that there was no doubt that Britten was the prime suspect in the death of Bradley, particularly after an analysis of the evidence, combined with what Woods called “gut instinct” and went on to say that investigators will continue to work the case and take a different angle.

Woods also explained why cases like that one can sometimes take a long time before a suspect is identified.

On another subject, Woods was asked if zero tolerance and more law enforcement officers on the street would really result in a significant reduction in crime?