District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced that 24-year-old Noah Bradford, of Jackson, was found guilty by a Madison County Circuit Court jury of one count of armed robbery for the 2021 robbery of a Staybridge Suites hotel clerk.
On May 28, 2021, Bradford walked to the front desk of the Staybridge Suites wearing a hoodie and mask, jumped behind the counter, and pulled a gun on the female working.
He demanded money and upon receiving the $250 from the register, he ran from the premises. Officers from the Ridgeland Police Department were able to obtain surveillance footage from both the Staybridge as well as surrounding
businesses and develop a suspect vehicle. Working with other law enforcement agencies, these officers were eventually able to track that car back to Bradford.
Upon execution of a search warrant on Bradford’s apartment, they found the clothing he had used in the robbery as well as the gun, which had been hidden in the tank of his toilet.
Bradford elected to go to trial on the charge. At the conclusion of the trial, jurors found him guilty after a short deliberation.
Circuit Court Judge Steve Ratcliff set sentencing for May 15, 2023 at 9:00 where Bradford faces up to life imprisonment for this conviction.
Bradford has also been accused of murder and several armed robberies in Hinds County. He was given non-adjudicated probation on a charge of accessory after the fact to armed robbery and was still on probation at the time of the Ridgeland robbery. He is also currently facing a kidnapping charge in Hinds County that is still pending.
District Attorney Bubba Bramlett stated, “Noah Bradford threw away the rest of his life for $250.
He terrorized an innocent, young woman who was merely trying to make an honest living.
This type of behavior will not be tolerated in Madison and Rankin counties, and we will continue to seek stiff sentences for individuals who commit violent crimes.
This guilty verdict would not have been possible without citizens who continue to show up for jury duty and serve as jurors for these trials.
That, in combination with the hard work of our law enforcement agencies, ensures that justice will be served upon those who dare to commit these types of crimes in our district.”