Robert O'Block reports that after Richard Bradford has evaded authorities for years by illegally changing his name to James Edward Heard he was arrested this week. Bradford was originally sentenced to life in prison for murder as far back as 1971. He was released on parole in 1978, and escaped from parole in 1980. Bradford had a fake social security card and birth certificate created for him while he was still in prison.
Over the past several years, Bradford has owned several properties under the name Heard, including a drug rehabilitation center.