ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The couple allegedly behind an attempted burglary that ended with the husband shot and the wife on the lam is no strangers to trouble.
Albuquerque police now are on the lookout for the wife alleged to have fled the scene of Thursday's botched Westside burglary leaving her husband behind and bleeding.
Police believe Juliann Malczewski-Bransford, 31, was waiting in a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee that she backed into the driveway of a home on Sundoro Place NW. Detectives say it was the getaway vehicle for her husband, Glenn Bransford.
This is far from the first time the married couple has been in trouble with the law.
In fact, since August 2012, the longest Glenn Bransford, 34, has been out of jail is about four weeks. In Santa Fe County alone, he has been booked and released seven times during that span.
Both Glenn and Juliann already face other charges from recent crimes.
Police say that on Thursday, a Westside man woke from his midday sleep to find Glenn Bransford lurking in his home.
"He immediately called 911 and entered a bathroom to protect himself,” said Officer Simon Drobik, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman.
Sometime in the few moments he had before Bransford might spot him, the man grabbed a gun. He was on the phone with dispatchers, police officers already en route, when the man fired the shot that hit and nearly killed Bransford.
"After that shot was fired,” Drobik said, “Mr. Bransford was able to exit the residence and collapsed on the back grass lawn area.”
Drobik said the resident “ran around the side of the house, up to the truck, confronted [Juliann Malczewski-Bransford], told her to get out of the truck. She didn't at that time, and she fled the scene in that truck."
Like her husband, Malczewski-Bransford’s adult life seems to have been spent in and out of jail for everything from drugs to burglary. She’s been booked 30 times in Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties since 2000.
In 2012, police in Santa Fe found her drugged up and passed out. Evidence of cocaine and heroin use was strewn about the car.
Police say there was trash everywhere and that the two sobbing toddlers in the back seat had long since soiled themselves.
The same day, police say they took Glenn Bransford to the hospital because he overdosed on crack.
Glenn Bransford has been booked nearly 20 times since 2000.
The two toddlers and four other children all under the age of 10 at the time have since been taken from the Bransfords and are now in the care of the state.
Detectives do not plan to file charges against the man who shot Glenn Bransford.
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